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Full text of "History of Hamilton County, Indiana : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers : to which are appended maps of its several townships"

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INDIANA, 



Illustrations v*^ Biographical Sketches 



Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. 



TO WHICH ARIC AFPKNDKD 



Maps of its Several Townships. 



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PREFACE. 

_i_ ^luM iiinu'iiiliiilc iininiili«i:in.iiii^' its M|i|.nicnl iM-ii.'Miru:iiiriv \ icwi'.l IV.iin :\ lioiiic stJiiiil|K)inl, Tlic iliUk'uily iirisra not 90 iiiiich IVoin 11 nnnl nf 
iiiMiiTials :is I'iDiii !i HiiiiiTiilMiii.liiiM.ci ilirin III ;i ciiciir stall iiiiilif.'1-it.'il mill nri.iiTmigod, To select and comliiiic. motlily nnil ro-inodel, displace and 
rc-iiilju-it nhal is .-.Mi-ntiMl to I li.' |iiir|i,.si. 11, v iiu ivj.viinL; that which is illy adapted to, or wholly iiicompatilile witli. the plan, requires patience, 

liiicnt to the piir|)osc ofa work cniliodyin^' inoic iniiiiitc detail, do not come within the raiiKO of the plan proposed. Some liianches are preseiUed 
to the editor in complete aiTay. scarcely rcipiirin^' the nioldinfr pioi-css of his hand, while other I'ranches are fnll to excess in detail, hnl require ;iieat 
laliorand accurate discriiniiiat ion in llicir coiiocMiioti ami lilnnlinii 

In the preparation of mailir l.u ilir l'.ri..d ..r |)is, ,„,.,, uc have liad lic.|ifnl occasion to eon.snil anthorilics dilllcnit of access and voluini. 
nous a.sdilllcnll In this licpailmcnt wc haM' derived inurh valu.al.le inlomiation, .scarcely otherwise attainalile. from the laliorions researches of M. 
I'lmiiK M.MiiiiM. memlicr of the ,<ociely <if History in France, whose familiarity with the department of the Marine ill the Archives of Paris, enaliles 
him to trace oiii and compare all the sources of fact and incident connected with the voyages and explorations of the early Krencii adventurers, who 
\isiicd and tiavciscd the contiinail of Xorlh .\inerica, with nncrrin;; exactness. Scarcely second to this work, however, is the series of colonial doc- 

HcM.nd llicHc, the «nik- of Ml I'aikina.i .lcs,i,ts m .\ni.Mica I'l iiiecis of France m the .New World, Old llef;iine in Canada and (.'onspir- 
:tr\ ,.f Toiiiiar KiiiM lopidia Hiitaiiiiica. last edition ; 'Majzazine of American History;" " Western Ann.ils. ' hy .Mliaeh ; Dillon's" History of Imli- 
ana , ,-^iiildon s ■ llisioi\ of Mirlimaii , liaiicroit s ' History of the I'nited States." eentcnninl edition ; Chainliers' ■' Kneyelopedin ; " Cohlcn's " llis- 
loi\ of the Fnc Nations. ■ Scli.«ilcial\ s ■■ Iniliai.s of North Americ, .' Thatchers " Indian Hiography ; ' Hrnke's " North American Indians;" linr- 
ii.tt s Nolis on the Northwestern Territory ; \ictors American l'ons|.ir;,iies. " ■• Ameiiean Archives." and "Americai, State Papers;" "StaU'snians 
.Manual, lliillcrs ■ History of Kentucky ; ' Cnllins' ■ History of Kentucky; ' Foster's " I're-IIistoric Ilaccs;" McIiCan's ■' Mound Builders;" Bald- 

surest means of securing perfect aceiiraey of Rtatenient concerning county nlfaii-s. As the result of these laliorions investigations, we feel Justilled in 
stating that the lahor will he found not to have been in vain, notwithstanding, in some iiitances. there might seem to ho excess of detail, partieularU' 
with reference to the " New roiirt House." and the '■ lload System " of the county, wherein ne have endeavored to make the statements unequivocal 

eriHl that the work has lieen |)repareil with all the ra|iitlity consistent with reasonalile accuracy of statement, entire freeilom from fault will scarcely bo 
c\pcctcil. It is his belief however, that few essential facts will be foniid to have been misstated or overdrawn. 

It was the desire to have made personal inontion of the names of the mimcmus persons from whom wo have obtained much of the \nluable infor- 
mation emlmdied in our especially local history ; lint, from infri'qncut opimrtunities to consult with them personally and interchange the civilities 
incident to an author s career, the edilor finds himself unable todo so satisfactorily. To the county olBcials, and '.^ those having charge of tho corpjr 
lit ion records ; to Mr .\. F. SiiiiiTs, from whoso " Iteminisccnees" wo have quoted extensively ; to Judge Coliiijrn — in short, to the many whoso 
mimes and whose relation to the facts obtained, we place ourselves under special personal obligation. With these statements then, wo submit the 
result of our labors to the cauilid consideration of a generous public. 

Skptkmhkr, 1,8H(I. T. U. HKI.M, .li,(/i..r ,„„l Kililor. 



CONTENTS 



im;iu(i|) ok discovkrv. 

CHAPTER I — I'rc-Cc'Iumbifln Voyages — Vo}'o^es of Columbus and 

ABORKiLXAL PERIOD. 

CHAFTKR I — Who were our Aburi-incs— Indian CInfslficalion — 
Ai;.'nrmiiino. Mijiniis, Dulawnros, Shawanoes, Hiirons, Iro'juois, 
\\"yan.i..l^ 16 

CHAI'TKH II — I.Ni. us VnKATiKs—AIT.-dint; Titles h^Tc, 19 

CIIAI'TKU III— CoNsi'iiiAcv OF I'ONTIAC— Conspiracy of Nicholan, 
Ihc Huron- Indian OppoMI ion to English Control— Influence of 
I'onliac— Mis Successes and Kcverscs— Ul'.imate Failure, . 19 

CIIAPTKR IV— Kxpcdition of Gen. Harniar— His defeat— Its Consc- 
<|Ucncos— St. Clair's Kxpcdition and Peii-a(— Di^nntcrs Attending 
Wayne's Kipedition and Victory— Indians Pcnioralized— Treaty 

CHAHTIOU V— Kipediiion aRain.t the Missi-sinewa Towns— Battle 
and Destruction of the Towns— Delaware Mission— Col. lUssel's 
K\pcdition — Burning the Delaware Towns — Incidents, 22 

CHAI'TKH VI— Personal Sketches of Noted Indians- Tamenend, 

White-Eyes, Capt. I'ipo, Buckon'.'ahclas, Capt. Kill-Iiuck. 23 



i'lilv-lIISTORIC PERIOD. 

CHAI'TKH I — Aii(ii.Kni-n(iy— I'rcHistoric Remains— Their Charac- 
ter— Where Situated and Their Use- The Mound-Builders— Who 
WcrcThcy?— What Beeanjc of Then) ? .... 25 j 

CHAI'TKH II— Archteological Hcniains in Ilacnllton County- Tho ,' 

Straw-Town [''orti6caiions — Accompaniments — Burial Place — Sit- 
unlion— Hclica— (Jeneral Indications, .... 27 

CHAI'TKH III— OKOLOdV nr Ha.milton Chunty— Leading Feat- 
ures—Peculiar Formations— Glacial Action— Its Hcsulls- The 
Soil, etc., 28 

CHAI'TKH IV— PiivsicAi. (iKo.iiiAfitY- Something of the Botany 

of Hamilton County— Hydrology, Including Drainage, . 29 



PIONEER PERIOD. 

CHAPTKH I — Pioneer Notos — Reminiscences, of Karly Sottlctnent — 

Indian Sketches- Incidents 33 

CHAPTKR II— Karly Land Surveys— The First System— Colonial 

System — U, S. System, etc • . 35 



PERIOD OF LAW AND ORDER. 

CHAPTER t— Organic Act— Process of Organization— County Board 
Officers — Early Proceedings — Items, ..... 

CHAPTER II— liocating the County Scat-Report of the Commis- 
pioDcrB — Action of the County Board — Bond of the Donors, etc., 



CHAPTKH II1-Eaui,v Puni.tr li,.„,niN„s-TlK. First .lail-Publio 

Sf|uare — Temporary Court Hou.w 3;| 

j CHAPTER IV— Same Continued — Brick Court House— Contract — 

I Subscriptions, etc, 40 

■ CHAPTER V— Same Continued— County Seminary- The Fund— 
I How Created — Purpose— How Appropriated, . . •!! 

! CHAPTER VI— .Same Continued- County Asylum— Early Matiage- 
I ment of the Poor — Overseers — " Fanning out Pauper8"^A8ylum, i3 

CHAPTER VII— Same Continued— New Jail Ordered— Dimensions- 
I ' Plan — A more Modern Building Contemplated — Propo.«als — Plan 

— Cost, etc., ....... 44 

CHAPTER VIII— Same Continucd—.Vodel Court House— Its History 

Details — Plan — Cost, 45 

CHAPTER IX— Eaih.y County Lkoislation — Board of Justices- 
.^liscellaneous Proceedings- County Busine.s.s under the New Sys- 

tem-Hcsults, 43 

CHAPTER X— Township Dot NDAiiiE.s-Original and Subsm|uent 

Boundaries — Officers Appointed — Present Boundaries, 49 
CHAPTER XI— Road Sybti^.m- Old State Roa.ls— County Roads- 
Gravel Roads- Bridges — Coat, etc., 51 

CHAPTER XII— Haii.hoai.b— Peru & Indianapolis, Anderson, Leb- 
anon & St. Louis, Peru, Indianapolis & Chicago— Reads Contem- 
plated — Routes, ....... nfi 

CAAI'TKH XIII- Aontni.TURAt, Society— Early Movemcnta— Stale 
and L.irai Lcgialalion— County Fairs— Present Status of Agricult- 

'"<'■ 58 

CHAPTER XIV— Review of FiNANCES-Abslraet of Karly Reports 
— Rates of Taialion— Taxablos Half a Century Ago — School 

Funds, etc., 59 

CIlAl'TER XV— UuDER-GnoiiNii RAlLnoAn- Its Operations— His- 
tory ond Incidents, (jj 

CHAPTER XVI— MiscF.i,t,ANEOfB— Old Settlers- Officers- Relics- 
Brief Ilcms- Proposition to move County Seat— Names and Loca- 
tions of Towns i;| 

MILITARY HISTORY, 02 

TOWNSHIP HISTORIES. 

CHAPTER I-Introduction— Nohlcsville Township— City of Nobles- 

ville— Original and Subsetiucnt Plats- Business in 1860, etc., 82 

CHAPT-SR II— Churches— Baptist, Christiao, Mflthodlst— Early Re- 
view of Presbyterian, . g^ 

CHAPTER III— Puiii.io 8011001,8— Seminnry—Oraded Schools — 

Cost of Buildings, etc., §5 

CHAPTER IV— NEWsrAPEBs- "The Newspaper"- "Little West- 
ern "—" Noblcsvillo News"- "Hoosier Patriot" — "Tho True 
Whig"— "White River Clipper"— "Hamilton County Register" 
— "NoblcBville CommeroiRl"— "Noblcsvitle Ledger"— "NobleiTilla 
Republioan," ••••..,. 86 



CONTENTS. 



CIIAI'TKR V — llKNKVdLKNT (IRDKRS— Masonic— Hamilton Lodge. :v' 

— rndcrlliBpcKsation — Cliarlor — StriclccD from tlic Uoll— Itc- j 

vivcd — rruior PisptMif^ation Af^ain — Chfli'-ered ap Ilaniitton Lodge- 
No. 57— Noblcsvillo C'liapler No. 14, . . . . 87 I 

CHAFTKK VI— Benevolent Orders Continued— I O. 0. K— Nobles- j 
villc Ixidgo. No. 12.'> — Early History— First OfBceri and Members 
— Its Work — Encampment. No. 44 — Its Organization — Member- 
ship — Daughlcra of llcbecca, S8 

CHAPTER VII— Benevolent OrdcrR Continued- Knights of Honor 

Lodge 842— Organization— Charter Members- First Officers- I 

Last Officers— Members, 8W I 

CHAl'TEli VIII— SociKTY OuOANiZATrdNs. etc.- Hamilton County 
.^ledi■■al Society — The Profession — Lecture Association — Hook 
and Ladd. r Fire Company — Hod and Oun Club — Bands, W j 

CHAPTEll IX— Citizen'h Bank OK N'Miii.E.'.vti-LE. !MI, 

CHAPTER X— Mm,i,8, .MANutACTiniEs anh M.iciiises— Evans ' 
k Sohl's Steam (Irist .Mill— Smock. Hayworlb k Co.'s Grist .Mill 
— Whcer. Fisher & Co.'s Saw Mill— Flax Mill— Planinf Mill— I 

Stave Factory and Pinning Mill — Heading Factory — Elevators — 
Buggy anil Wagon Works— W. ll.irc & Son— J. (1. llcylmnn, HI , 

CHAPTER XI— MiR(ELf,ANEOi 8— Post Office and Postmasters— 
Attorney- Old and New Bar— Court Items- Park Spring— Anal- 
ysis and Traditions— An Old Landmark, . !)3 

TO WASnil'S. j 

Adams 103 I 

CI"J I"S [ 

Fall Crock 118 ' 

Jackson, 121 j 

While River 121 | 

WoshinL-ton 134 



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.Moore, Henry, 

.McShaoe. Jam 

.Mallery, C. F., . 

.Mallery, Curtis H., . 

Neal, William, . 

Nobcleville Lrdgcr, 

Petlijohn Family. 

Phillips, Elijah S., 

Pickett, William. . 

I'asswatcr. Peter, 

Passwaler, Eli, 

Hooker, Hon. William W., . 

Stafford, Joel, 

Stehman. Jacob. 

Sumner. Elliott, . 

Tucker, Albert R., . 

Warford, F. .M., 

Walton, Asher G., . 

Whitcsell, P. P., 

Wright. Jesse W., . 

Wainright,t Hall (Ad. Card) 



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ker, N. II., 
yd. Thomas E , 
n«on, Julius L,, 

James I 

W. 



LIST OF OFFICIALS. 

County Officers from 1823 to 18811 79 

Trustees of tho several lownshipi from 18.19 to 18S(I, ... 81) 

Senators and Ucpresontativcs, ....... 81 

Governors of Indiana 81 

Miscclloncoiis 91 

PATRONS' DIRECTOKV. 

List of Patrons, etc 141! 



STRATION S. 



NOULESVILLE CITY. 



101 



Collmrn. Jonathan Facing 101 

-Carson, II.. n. James II., 128 

Castor, William II., 142 

Castor, Samuel B 142 

Davis, Theodore P., ......... m; 

Davenport, H. E., ]07 

Dcoiorct, J..hn, 117 

Essinglon, .Clarion W., ........ 97 

Fisher, James K. lon 

Fryl.crgcr, Andrew J., ;in 

Gray, Joseph U Bctweccn 92, 03 

-Garvcr, Hon. William !I4 

'Graham, Hon. Robert, 97 

Graham, William B. 101 

Hawkins, Frank A Between 92, 93 

llousholdcr, Francis M., 96 

Husscy, John 110 

Hussey, William Ill 

Harden, John HI 

H...lgiD, Henry H., ' 138 

Jcssup, A. T Ill 

Kane, Thomas J., , . . 95 

Kinzor, William II7 

Lindlcj, Thomas J. 131) 



High School, . 
Gray, J. R., Res 
Hawkins, Frank 
Soldiirs' Monumc 



AO/iLfJSVlLLE TO WNSHIP. 
K., Farmllcsidence, .... 
Property, ..... 



ADAMS TOWNS in I'. 

Cox, Isaiah, Resi.lcn"e 

Davis, William A., Residence, 

Kercheval, Lewis 8., Rc8id.?nce, .... 

Underwood, Lewis. Residence, 



Between 106, 107 



CLAY TOWNSnir. 

Carey, Lemuel, Residsncc Between 108, 109 

Carey, Sylvanus, Residence, . . . . . " 108 109 

Doane, Eli, Residonco, ...... " 108 109 

Elliott, 0. C, Residence, ...... o jq^ jq.j 

Hnssey, Thomas, Residence, . . . . . " 108 109 

Hinshaw, John S., Residence, ..... •' 108 1*19 

Jeffries, John, Residence, " 108 109 

Stultz, Edward, Residence, . . , . . n 108 109 

Sunton, Isaac W., Residence Facing 112 



CONTEjNTS. 



DKLA WA UK TO WNSUll 



■e_v, T. K., Rcnidcncc, 

IctKT, M. J., Itcsid.-ncc, 

-r, Absalom, (deceased), Residence, 

•rison. John, Keeidence, 

izer, William, Kesidencc, . 

zcr, Jnecth, Kesideocc, 

zcr, Levi, Residence, 

sker, J, B., Hcsidcnee, 

e, John M., Residence, 



,/.lCA-.SO.\- TO WASH 1 1 
Carson, James R, Residence, 

IllycH, v. v., Residence 

I'iekeil, William, Residence, . 
Sumner, KllioK, Residence, 
Wallon, Asher C, Residence, , , 

Walli, Henry, RcMdencc. . 



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wiriTi-: liivKii TOW. 

Residence, . 



Coy, John, Residence, . 
Cornelius, (;,.orKe, Residence. 
I>ynch, Marion A,, Residence 
MeClinliek, J. W , Residence, 
S(ehman, Jacob, Residence, . 
Smock, Kinley, Resilience, 



»A SIIISG TOX TO WXSHII 

Dove, S C, Kesidencc 

Kdwards, John D,. Residence, 

Wheeler, M. V,. Residence, ' . . ' 



C.usfor. Sameel H., Rcsjdcnc 
Caslor, William II.. Residcn 
Mall.ry, C. F, Residence, 
M:.llery, Curtis II., Ucsidcn. 
I'asswaicr, KM, Residence, 
Sohl. Alfred J., Residence, 
WhilBcll, P. P., . 
Wright, Jesflo W., . 




I'ORTIJAITS. 



Uaker 


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II., 


Bo»d, 


Th 


omns 


Benson, J 


L., 


Christ 


an. 


J. R. 


Clark, 


H. 


W., 



Facing 100 

Between 02, 0.3 

Focinj; 07 

F.icin!j 100 



llton County. 
i Slrawlown Fort and .Mound, 
I -Map of Survey of Hamilton C< 

Noblesvillc Township, 
I Adams Township, 
j Clay Township. 
j Del.awaru Township. 

Fall (reek Township. 

Jackson Township. 
I White River Township, 
1 WnshinKton Township. . 



»7 I Wayne Towns 



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Facing 140 



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niSTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 13 


Tiir W.-hrii In.li.iiw ilriM I.,l il.iH „lli;,,„,. „l-„, il,;it (Im'v iiii'_'lit lliiwliy 


to-etlier with the approaeli of the wiiit.r, ami ll,.' apprehension that M. ile I,il 


.-IVIllT li,r IMr;||l- nC M|, .v-^lll 1 I. -1 M 1. 1 ,. ■,■ (.. llir 1 ,.„■., ul|„ W.r,' Mm k i h- .-nM. 


Salle had that liisvi's-eldhediilTmiwas lost. 111,1. h' him v.iy liK'laneh.ily, tlioi,;;li 


nnu:,l inn,..!- u|in„ llinr lorK.irv. h.nnvj :,l,v;„lv , .xtrnn,,,.,!,.! !l„. Kri.'.s .n.l 


he eoii.'.'„K',l it as i„„el, as he eouM. W,' iii,i,l.' ,1 , .il.iii, whi'reln wo perll,ni,ed 


„|.pni;„l„.| III,' Mi;,IMl- ILImI lll,'nU,JlV,|,(lH- 111, „..:■. .Mi-M|,,nr«lVr,r~,„l 


.livii„'-,.iM.'.'.'V.'ry Snn.l.n, „ii.| l'',,lh.'i' llahri.'l ami l.who l.l'ea.'he.l allcr- 


..111 ;i>>iiL".-.'^l.vl. A ii; III.' lir-l ..1' lli,-.. w... I'.-.ll,. r M.-,i,.nl. «li.. u.,> 


iMi.'U. i.i..k ...1.' 1.'. i..k.' -.i.h i.'Ms ,is w.T.' Miiial.l.' 1,1 our pre.sent cireuin- 


.liiv.l.-.l 1.. \l-il llr.Tii U.iy iin.l i,;ik.' Sii|..ri..i-, 'I'lii. i>i,-i..ii «;.s .-l;.l.li.|i,- 1 


still..-. ,111.1 Iil 1.. iii-|.ir.' 11- null , „L-.'. ,..in..l'.l ami hrolhel'ly love." 


111 H;i;" 111, 111.' sill ..I' A.iLii-l ..r llml .V.nr, I'mli.-l- Cliiu.l,' All.. 11. z 


Th.'v.'.ir h. 11. .«.,.-. Ihi- -ii.i.' I''..lli..|'. haxiii^- vi'-il.'il the "villn-cs of the 


.■ii.l,,,il...| ..1, .1 iii,-M..ii 1.. 111.' l-.i W.-l. Tw.iyiMrsnft.-nviiril, liu r,.|i,n,p.l to 


Miaiiiis.il, Ih.' M.ii.iiv „ml ,'11 ll,.' Illi„..i- liiv.T, .bill's s..ii,eof hisexperienoeii 


(^1,1. 1...-. Xvll.T.' 1,.' Ml..,-l.llll ,ir_-,.| ill,' ,'>l.ll,|i>lllm-|lt ..r lKTin,'lli™i Illi-'-illllS, 


1111,0,1- ih.'iii. Mill. -. ihiiiu- "1' 111. 11' 1., il.il'., .11,1 ,,,..,1,' of tho,i,L-l,l. lie said: 


l.i l,.'.i.'...iii|.,iiii.'.l l.y i.il..iii,'s..l i''r,'ii,'li ,'liiirriilils. On Ills ii'lui'n «',-st\v;ii',l, 


"■J'l,e,'e wir,' many „li-l,i, 1, - ih„i l.iml. 1. .1 ll,,' I'oiiv.'rsioi, of Ih,' siiva-es, hut 


li.' u;.v .i..„iii|.:iiii.'.l liy ('liiii.l.' H.ilil.iii 1111.1 .liiiii.'S Miii',|ii,'ll,'. Ilii'ii mi'iill.v 


i„ L-en.-ral the ,|i|lieiillv ln'"' 1- ti"", H." ii.'h Ihreiie,' llii'v have to everything'. 


ri,.iii |''i: 'I'li.'ir ii.'l.l ..!' Iiili.ir I'liilini,'.'.! III.' ri';:i ' i.. I'y cMrniliii'i.- 


When one spi'aks to tii.in .,1' ih. .,..„,.. ,1 ..1' lli,' world, and of the u,ysterie.s 


I1..I.I lliKii It.iy I.. III.' Ii.'ii.l ..!' I.iiIm' S.i|,.'ri.ir, iiu.l s.iiillnviir.l l„ Hi,' ,',„iiilii, s 


of Ih,' Chiislian r,'li'ii..ii. ill. \ -.\ «■■ h..\.' 1 .,.-,, 11. and 1 liev applallil in L'.'M.'l'al 


..I'll,.' S.I.-. \■^•■^,■-. Mi:.iiii- 1111.1 r..lliuv.il,.iiii.'.-., wliillii'i', uImi. Ill,' In.l.Ts 




liii.l |in'..'.l.'.l III. 'Ml 


s.'Kes LTnillv of ,1 ^r.'.it i.,.i\,iiU. .1' lh.'\ sli..iil.| sh..w ill.' I.'.isl si,s,.i.'i..ii of 


.\L-:iiii. ill lllTI. I''iill..'r M.'.l'.|.i.'ll.'' "L'.illi.'i'.'.l 111.' I'.'iii.iiii- ..|- .,11,' l.i'.iii.li 




..I'll.,' II. 11'.. 11 l.:.lh'l. l<..in,l :. <l...|'.'hll l'..illl Si. Il'1i:i.'.'. ..11 1 li,' , ..111 lli.Ll 


,li-. -.'- .ip'.ii Ih.'-.' liMll.'l-. Ih.v pi.l.n.l. hk.'ui-.', "11 Ih.'ir si. 1.', thai we 


ll..i'lli „l'lli.' |..'l .il:. ,.r M.,1.il:.,ii ■ i.ii.l lli.'y.'.i i;.ll..niii^, "111 Hi.'. 


...iL-hl 1., p,.v ,.n 1 il.l.' .Ll'iHii.'.' I., ll,,' r.l.li..,.- 1 i'.',.-..i.iii;;- llnil Ih.'V may 


.s.i.llll ..r 11..' Ml!..',.' i;..l..,l".| l.^ \|:.l'|.l. 11. ','«.'!,' .'S|.l.,l'.'| 1.1 .Ml , :.1„| 


lii„k.' ..11 Ih.'ir pi.ii " S.i|..'i-lili..ii. h.' s,.vs. i- ..11.' ,.l' ih.'.jr.'al liiii.leran.'.'s In 


ii,,i.i..ii. «i... 1...1'.' ii..' .i..--' iiir.'.i'jii \\'i-.'.,ii-iii 1 11..' i...i'iii ..!' nil....;.. \i-;i- 


...lu.i-i.'ii. ,01.1 lli.'..i-i 1 li:..|.i-. iiieolnimni willi tl,eliis,'lv,'s, to make ill.' 


iii._. 11,.' M....'. .11,11- ..i.'l 111.' Ki.'k..| -, ..11 111.' .Mihv;iiik.'.'. ,111.1 11..' Mi.iiiii-, ,ii 


iii.i-l ..1 ll,,' h.,i-,,iii 1.1 .l.,..ii.i'j. liin- ,111.1 arlili,',', to prom p,'rs,.ii„l -ain. 


III.' li.'...| ..!■ I,..k.' Mi.l.iL'.ii. ' 




(•.,.. Ill .1.' I''i'.. 1,1. 11,1.' «.!'. :.|.|.-.ii,l.'.l \.\ ll..' I''i'.ii, li Kill'.-, in ItiT-', i;..v,'iii..r 


,1.0..' ihal h »,i- llii..ii'Ji 111. ,i'_'. 11. V ami p,'i'-,'v,'rini; exertions of luissionaries, 


i;.'ii.'i',,l ..r lli.'|,i',.iiii.'.' .,r N.'H l''i..,...',' .111.1 »iilill.i-„|.|..,inliiinil.',.iiiiii.'n.'.'.l 


,',.,iil'iii.'.l uilh lli.',i.'liv.',ii,.| .iiLi-pri-iii'.. 1,1. .1.111. 'Ills „l' ira.l.'rs, ihalaiiii.'ahlo. 


nil .'I....I1 ii..l.'.l r..r 111.' ,ii.'i'-i i.i.ii.il. -I.'.l l.\ l.i. 11 111 r.'Mviiifr tlic Sl.illl iif ilis- 


r.'l,ili..ii- ,111.1 ,1 imi.l.ral.. li.i.l.' u.r.' l.i.aijil ,ih..iil lalM.'en the eoL.nisls of 


,'..\,ry. ,111.1 li.i 111.' j.i.li. i...i- 1.. 111,.'.'. 111. Ill ..r ll..'.ill..ir'...flli,-[.r..viii,'C. "Mi,. 


fan, 1,1,1 ami lli.' .Miami I...I1.111- in Ih.' s. \,',il,','iilli ei'iiliirv." 


lii-l ,ll",l- n.'i'.' .l.n.l.'.l 1.. Il..'.'\l.'i..i..il ..I'll.. I''i.'ii.'li iiil.i'.'M'.iii 111.' i,"ji..i,s 


('.,11-. '.pi, 1,1 iip.,11 Ih.' .h, 11, '_..'- ...'.'iirri.i'j ill Ih,' ,i,liiiiliisli'ati..n of C'anailian 


..r Ih. Li.'.I l.-k.- I'.,.l.rl.,- Lili. I..1..'.' ,111.1. 11. '..iir,i_-.'ii..l.l.ll,.'|'"~K .,1' \|i.l|. 


alh.iis. I'i..iii Ih" .l.,.ili ..1' Chaiiipliin. ill lii:i.-,. t" Ih.' year lIlTl', wlleii Count 


illii.i...Lii,...'„i,.|S„.illSl.' .M.,ii"u.r,','-l,.l,li-li,'.| r..rii..'r."<|.l..i'.ili..i,-|..'rl.'.l.'.l. 


ll.' i.'r.nil.'iia,' was „pp"iiil.'.l lo.i.'nior Cinral. a uiauiU'st want of j„,lieions 


,111.1 ili.ilc.ii II.', .11.'- 11. ,1.1.' »iili 111.' 111. 111. 11'-.' I...i.l.'~ .,r In,li:iiiswlHi i'„:iin<',l 


mana.L'eim 111 was appapiit in Hi,' eomlnit of ailniinislralive oiriiei's ami suhnr- 


ll,i..ii,;li ll.,il f,ii-..fl uil.l.ii,.'-' Til. ...,v,ii.. I'Mon.l,',! ii„t only over 


dinales iiilniste.l will, Ihe din'ilion ,,f iin,l,'r-rol,.nial affaiis. The effeet of llii.,' 


i,'iiii„i.v „n.i»,ii.l k,...iMi ,1- ■',ii„..l„. 1, v.i' ll,.' (.lii.l,, of Now I'l'imrc, 


wa.s to exeiti'disli'iisl, iinlii.'e iiisul„,i',lii,ali,ii, ami n'tard the opi'rations iiiei.lent 


in. In. Ill, U' ill.' v.ill.'.v "f III,' .MaiiiiK',' 1 Si, .\|,iry s, iIr' v„ll,'y ,.f llic Wliitf 


to the pi'o-p.'Hly of fi'onli.'r si'tlleini'iils. At this latter date, ami snlis,',pi,'ully. 


lliM'i' , 111,1 ..1' 111,' \\',<liii>li. I„r ,ill llii.i ,ir, 11 n,l^. iIk'ti a |.,irl iil' tli,' iloiiiiiii.nis 


lln'r,' was ,111 a.lvaiii'.' in tin' ,,'^„latory systeiu, and .rreater aelivity in the 


i.V l''i,ii„,'iii X..illi Aiii.'ii,',,. 


,'xl,'iisi"i.- of Iraiii' ami s.'llli'imiits. Military |iost,s w,-re osliiblishi-,! ami ea,'. 


Ill .M,iv. liiTl. ,1 -iMii.lc. il i.r „ll III,' ,i,li,i.'.'iil lii.li„ii nil..'-.. " iii.lii.l- 


n.-,,li.',l. a- a lii.',ili».,l' pi'..l.',lill'.-lli..sei'll-,l;;e,l in tlieni, at the piilleipal points 


iii- III.' .Mi:.iiii». |.i'.'vi...i-l> \i'-ii.'.l ..i'.'..iiiiii,iiii.'.ii,'.l uiil,,«„Oi,'l.l„iS„.,li Si,' 


.I,'-,:jii,iI.'.I. „- naii.i.il.'.l l.y ill.' .l.iii'.ml-. "f lli.'s.' ,l,'V,l.,pile.'' inl.'ri'sls. 




In lllTJ. ,1 ,'..ii-i.l.'i',.hl.' 11,1.1.' ha.l .JI-..U.1 lip anioiiL' He' .Miainis ami their 


<,,,','„ |.',,',„,. 1, . ,._,„„ |„ ||„. „„„„, „,' III, >|,j,.,,v, „|- ,,11 il„. bii.l. 


i.lli.s ,11 Ih,' .'..null", wal.r.'.l hy ll..' St. .l.-.-ph's and .Maiiiii,','. the Wahash 


Kill' i..i\\,',ii 111,' I'ii-i ,111.1 w.'«i uii.l ri..iii ^l.,llll■,■,ll i., iiii' S..111I1 ^.1 iir 1-- it 


ami Whil.' Kii.Ts. .'ii.'..iir,i,i .1 ami pl'.iinoti'd hy the l''l'ei„'l,. whieli, in the 


<'..lll.l 1..' .1.111,'.' 


ii.a,' i'niiii,', pi.,iiii-,'.l s.i aii-pi.'i,,ii-ly, that the attention of the eolo.iiai aullior- 


" .M.'„ii»liil.'. All.. 11. 'z li,..| li.'.'M {.iiiMiiii- lii- l,ili.,i".,iiii..n.- 111.' Miiiii,,^. ,111,1 


iii,<s was ,lir.'.i..l to till' ii.'.','-ilv ,,f proli','ti,,u, as .1 ini'ans of seeuriu.ir the 


,'yl.'i,.|ii.'_- 111.' I..'i..'li.'.'iil iiillii.'ii.'.' ..t' lii,- lii.ly 1;. nil, 1. Ill il n|.i..',irs (., Iiiiv,. 


lar.',. r,'v,'iin,' to 1.,' ihiii..! ll„'r,'fi'o„,. In eoniinon. Ilii'ri'fore, with other 


1 11 1.'.. i'M',1 1.. >l,.i.|n.'ll.' 1.. .-l,il.li.li ,1 iiii-i..ii ,1111.',!- llinii 1111,1 iTi'i'l llii'i'i- 


]i,iiiilsof no.:..reatereo„„„,',eiiil value, ill,' lionie ^.-overninent e.slalilishi'd and 


lli,' .-l.iii.l.inl ,.l' 111,' Ci,,-'.. ,11 ll,,' .v.„r lliT:i 0.1 tin' ISlli ol' .Miiy, lliT.V 


luaintaineil inilitaiv posts at l.'a.lin;; points in the t,'n'it,,ry. One nf lhe.se 


.Miir<|ii.'ll.'<li.'.l„ii 111,' iiMr lli„l ll,,'- Mil.'.' I.ik.'ii lii>. 11,1111c, iM'iir 111.' lii,ii').'iii or 


p,.st,s, as has he,'n'h,'l'„re shown, was ,'r,',t,'.l in 111?:), hv Kolieit (Valier do 


llic In' n in SiMilliM.'M. in .Ml. I,i,',in. All..ii.'7. .li,.,l 1.I...0, soon iifiiT. in ll, ,lsl 


l,a Salle, at th,' m.ailh of Hie Si. .1 ph's 1 Miami) of Lake Miehi^iu, osten- 


of lii.-i liiliors mil.. 11- ll.. Mi,iiiii-. .\.', .r,li,i'. to the ni-coiint -ivi'n liy llnin,'- 


sihiy I'.T the piM'p.is.' .if pn.l. . liiiu' li.i.l.', hilt r.'ally for another purpo.se, tiu'ii 


pin, of tlm pr..-!'."-- in nl" ill (•liriMi,iiii/.ii,L: tin- [ii,li,in», il iipp.'iil-s' llnll tli,> 


.'.pially appai'.nt— .l.'f.'os.' ,i,;..iii-l Hi,' iii.iir-loiis of the Iroip,oi.s, who, at tlmt 


nii^H n Ih,' Si .!,.., pi,'.. ..1' l„,k.' Mi,'l,i;r,in. «■„.- m.t , -.liililiHli.'.l imiil 1117:1." 


liiiM'.aii.l l'..r Iw.. v.ir- pr.'M,.ii-li lia.l h.'.ii ,'np,;,'e,l in a destruetive war with 


Til.' I'.,ll..«iii,; IV hi-,,.'.. .lint ..1' lli.'.'sl;l!.li,.hlii.'llt..l' ,1 p.,-1 ,il llio in.inlll ..fill.' 


Ih.' Miami- ami I'lliii...-. Wl.,1,' this war lia.l lie.'n in pro;;re.ss, hundu of the 




1 m.i- w.r.' pa-ill^ 1" ,111.1 l.,„ii Ih.'ir own territory away to the eastward, 


" -liisl 1,1 ill,' in.nilh "1' Ih, I'lv. ,' .Mi,iiiii-, lliiT,' w.i.s ,11, niiincno,' with 11 


aloii..' Hi 1 trails .s,ii,lli.,r hake i'hi,', a.ross the valh'Vs watered hy (ho 


kiiiil o!' pliitr,ii'iii, ,1,111, nilly r.nlili.-l. ll w,.s pretty lii,-li imil Btrep, of n tii- 


JtuskiuL-um, Miami and Whit/- llivers, towar.l tl,e aiieii'ut eapital of the Twi-h- 


iinnnliir Ihiiii, il.'fiii.ln.l ,.11 l«...-i.l.'» l.y ill.' liver, iiiiil on the other hy n iloep 


twees. Ion;; known as tl,,- o.'iit.'r of the Miami eonfedi'raey, and tl,e,icc south 


ilileh whii'h till- fill nf III.' w.it.'i liii.l 1,1.1,1.'. We fi'lleil the trees liiiil were 


of Lake ,Mi,'lii,u'an to the eounliy of tlio Illinois. The notoriety of Ke-ki- 


on the lop of the hill, ,1,1.1, hi,vil,;; el,',„',',l the ™n„' f,' hushes lor ilh.nit two 


on-a ( Fort \Vayne) „.s n valnahle t,'a,lii,;;-point, and as the chief sonicc of 


l,„isk,'t sh.it. wc liepiii to liiiilil „ ri'iloiilit of eighty leet lon^'. iinil forty fii't 


information from all the siirr .lin-; territory— lieiii- so readily approaehnhlc 


hronil. with L-i-i'iil s,pi„,'c piee,,s of liinlier, liii.l on,- upon iinolher. iiiul prepi.ri'il 


hy the Irocpiois es|>oeially— illy nilaptcd it to the purpo.sos of local trade dnriuK 


1, ;:r,',il iinnihir of .slakes, of iihinit In.'nlyli v.' 1'., 1 l.ni..'. to .hive ii,t<, tl,e 


seasons of a-','es.sive warfare. Jlenee, the location of I'ort Mii,n,i, as we liavu 


^,'.11111.1. 1.. Illlike oiir fort, more inn, s-ihl 1 ili,' riv,'r si.le. We eniploveil 


seen, hein;,' outside the r,mlc traveled hy those invading' hands, mn most jndi- 


till' «l„,l,' ini.nih of Noveniln'r 11711. iihonl lli,i, work, wlii.li w„s very hnr.l, 


cious and opporttine. furnisliin^f also a cirei, instance temliu;: to show why Lii 


Ihoi,;;!, we li„,l no olher f„o,l b„l the hour's llish o„r siivn;;,' kilh',1. These 


.S.dlc had no*, coutinucl to occupy his po.sitim, at the head of the .Mia.ui ol 


heuslsinv very eonilnon in ihiil pliiee h,'ei„ise of the ^.n-ent ipn.nlity of ):Tiipes 


Lake Kiie (Man,ntH-\ iu tlie most direct lino of trade from the lakes to tho 


tliut uhimnil thi-re ; Init, tlo'ir Ih.-li hen,;: loo fiit nml lu.seioiis, our men he-„n 


Misskssippi, ivhieh he hadaevorid yean, before discovered and utilized in tho 


to he weary of il, unil il.<sir,',l to leave to p, ii-l„i„tin;: ,in,l kill Koine wihl 


course of his tradin- enteriiri.scs. 


Kn,.l«. M. do Ll. Snile dcnie-l the,n Ihnt lii.erly, whieli ennse.l .some n,iir<i,un! 


In a communication to the Krench Kin-, ilated Xnvcmbcr 2, llWl, Count 


anioMK them, iinil it w,w but unwillingly thnt Ihcy cnnlinucd the work. TIiIh, 


ihi l''niutenae, the KinK's representative in his North Ami'riean colonics, Bpenk- 





in;; of the relalion.s existing in his dcpartmont, hetween the Trn.piois and tho 


•ll.ocrori'.U.8.,Vo,.II.p.3rt-2«. 


Western tribes; saye: " The Jloliawk-, have done uothing iu violation of the 



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li'w in.liisl|.i..ii.sll,i,Mlli.' Kmi<'li.iv..iil.l liiiv,'iill.'iii|,l,'.l; I..1I it iiiiihI I... ,ill..n'...l 

liiiliiri' .ll' lli.'ir r.'lip.i I p.v.'riiiii.'iil .1.. ^rciilly ....iilril.iil..; I'.ir llicir iiiis- 

w.,Iiiiri,.», in liliiiil .,l.,..li,.|i,',. 1.1 lli.'ir ,«ii|.,'ri.,r'-, x]md «li..li' yi'iim in <.x|.l„riii,i; 



..rn.'W triii'l»„riiiii.l ilolli 



I liny 



MiijcufyH royiil iiri'tlcrrMMn-H Imvc liilli.Tl.. ^'ivcii to tlirir miIiJcoIh in Alncricr 

rinriii^' n jwrio.l of I'inlil or nine yrnrn |.ri.ir tn llio Irciity of ItyKwick, 

1fi97, \flii.'li pivc pence to the (lr|.en.li'nrii-» of Kriin.-i' nnil (imit Hriljiin 



. T. fill. B.*., Vol. IX.. 



.'li'rri'il rill lie 



lilK .Mnny of llirsc hiilrr siili.'<i'.|.i..nlly ..,'i'n|iii'.l Irrrilnry n..illiKi'.»l nl' llic 
()lii..,.iM Wliiir llivrr, till' Miiiniis miiMlii' Wnl.iisli, mui i,.|„,,i,',| i|„. |,r... 
li'wi.in „r lr.i,l('r.'<ln Inr'-iinil |i,'llri,'s, IV.nn wliiili Inrp. |.r.>liiH wiri' .Irrivcl. 

TliiH (riiilc wii» niiri.'il on liy iiii.iin.s of nun wlio \xnv lilrc.l iiu-r Kniiill 

wxwU .III till' lllk.'^ mill riiniK'a iilimj; tlio uliori'K of tin' liikca niiil on tlicrivcrx, 
mill to carry Ininlont of nicrclimiilisc' tr.nn llic ililfiTcnl tni.liii^-|i.i»ln tn (lio 
|>riii<i|ml villii;;i» of tlip Inilinnn wlio were nl peace with tlio l''rcncli. At 



HISTOKY OF HAMILTON COUMTY, INDIANA. 



Tlirdlii,, C..in|«n.v, lu.wpv.T, w. nil 
.lils.,ri:..i,ul.lr>i..-M,",.xl,.n.li»L'.rtll,.. 



„!■ Il„. I.mmIs, k.vp, 






■in- vi'i^.v Lrlwcvn ll,,- Im, „. I, : 
' In I (o l.r I..:!.!,' in Vil'L-inin :mmI 






TMH.||„l.lk 












llir.'clill- III,' I'lVlllll |m|,„l;ltinM ill llir' lllillMis IMIlTllr.V. TIlis sllllr „f lllin-M 

n.Mlinii.'il iinlil lli,. Ilv.'ilv nf Aix-la ('1ki|.,0I,., in 1 7 IH, wnicli, li.iwi'vcr, ili.l not 

.,.|ll.- Il -liMMS „r 1 n.larv illll... iMlnllirs „r ill,. M i,.sissi,,,,i VallrV. 



Minniis, w,iv, |„t:,,,|.v, ll ly InJi^iii iilliis iM' llir l•;,l-li^ll ; km Mnm- wn» 

IIr. IimM „r III,. Kr.Mi, Il lipoi, llinn. Ininj- roiiiiiilril l.y liis ,,C i„(,.rrsl mill 
friiMiiWiip ivitli i„.|irly all llii' Irilii-s nl' llir Nuidi nn.i West. 

I'rniii 175(1 i;„wnr.l, iliiHi,;,' ., |.i-rin,l i.P Iwrlvc i.r lliirlcni ynirs, niiilinilivl 
nrls c.r liostilily liiUvivn Hi,- Kii.^li.li nli.l 111,' ..i-,ii|«iiih< i.C lli,. viiii..ii» I'lrllc-ll 
tniilill,L'-|."sl,« linillirolr.l lll,r,|iiivnr;,lly ill.' |,m|i.,s,. .if llir liiriiin- hi |»,s-r.w hy 
Innv 111,. tMTll.iiy linrlluMM ..r llir Olli.. Kixil. Ilav l,v .lav IIiim. ails of 
lin>lilily laiaiiii- iiiniv ,1,1. T „,1 ;,i,.i .air.-.iiiiarv, iiiilil, II, I 7:. l-.-.:i. llii' („n- 



in 17 M>, IViim Ci'iirp' II, ,11' l,.'in(l,(IIMI mri's ,il' laii,l. lyiiiL' mi anil near tin- 
()lii,i liiviT, llii' ri'siill iiruliii'li was llic ^xll'll^i,l^ ,,1' Kiii^li^h »'lll<'nii-ntH nnil 

III!' Civrrniir lli'iiinil ,il' I'anaihi xi'iil nut an i'\p,'ilili„n iimliT <'„ninianil uf 
I^inix ,1,' (','l,T<in, r„r |i,irp„srs iiP ,'xpl,iraii,iii ami lli,' ,l,'p„Hl nl' nii'ilals nl' l,'a,l 

Willi appiiipnalciiiwHplii.nM iit iIr- n lli» of ll.r prinripal livci-s; Ihns, in 

til,, nam,- ..r l,n,iis XV, l.ikilif; r,.riniil |,.,s.m..s.moii nl'lli.. I'linnlry. 

Cipl. Cil.T in 11 IrlkT til (Inv, Waniilti.n, ,.rrciiii»ylvania, iilinul llic 

,1..™. nl' III,' y,ar 17 l!l. cxpri'w,! »iirpri»i- at liinlin;; Kn'.-lisli IrailiT- Ihmi lliat 






.■mil 



,if 111, 



between Franeoanil Kii-lan,l was .•ni„'lii,l,.,l at I'aris, llie puliminary niliil.s 
liavin- hi-en cinsiiler.sl iiiljnsl.-il an,l si'.'licil nn tlie :!,l nf Nnv.inliir, pre- 
eeilin^'. lly Hie leiins i.f tliis Irealy, all sulijoels of clispiilc Lei ween llie 
lielli^iTeiit parlies were reinnveil Inrever, f^Tiiwin- nut nl' tin' neiiipaiiey nl' lliis 
terril.iry liy llie Kreneli, ami n enniplite ivssinn liy the latter nf all ilieir ler- 
ritnry fnrnierly elaiineil liy llieni in Nnrtli Aiiieri.a, an,] n wniplcte iipeniii;- 
nf nnvi;;alinn nn the Mississippi nlnn,; ils entire l,-ii',tli was seeureil. Aliniit 
the same time, liy a seeret ennveiiliiin, Knim-e e,-,leil t,i Spain all llint part of 
Louisiana wliiell li,-,s wwlwanl of tlic Mississippi liiver, lint it was mit until 
Hie 17ili of An-iist, Klin, llial Sjiain einne inln actual possession, nntwitli- 






niSTOUY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



ABOKIGIN-AL PEHLOD. 



CtlAl'TKU I. 

■ this ,,.,11 ;/ /„./;./„., - 



, -'Vrl, i.i ll.i- .1,, 



lIl.'K 
1.. Il 

„w\ 

kr-ii 
TIm, 


\„- SI 

111.- 


II.. ,..ll.-. 

II.- N.|.. 1 
III. Kill, 


I'-'^l ■'-'■- "'' 

,-illlll.-.l 1.. lillll. 1 

Tl,.- Mi.niii- u.i 
t 1.. Ili.-M- «.-!.■ 1 
n.-ly u.-i.- kii..! 

Ml;ui-. Nl|.l"ni_- 


llir lll,.M 
.1 ;,1-.- fl 
• .-nil k 

,.| Mi"i 

1^ ill.- 1'. 


- II. 

K 


.i-il,.- T«, 
k.i^i.,-. w 

l.-M- ..!■ Ill 
;,.l\ ;n|.| (' 


1' (Il 
lIlH 

IIh' I 


iimI 
rl.l" 
lll>|r. 
li 

nil. Il 


i|._- Inl..-^ 
:il in-l..i 


ir Mini~.-.-> niH ; 

III.- II i~ llii 

«illi uli I.1-I..1 


III.- w 

il..- ..r 1 


1 l.,- 
.lil.l 


,1' III.' D.-l 
,-x,-, ll.-nt I 

\Vy.i,.|..l- 
iiiiirv .liM> 



1-:m:.-I:iii.|, .\.-w l!iiin-«i,-k nii.l No 



l-x ill.- \|;l-l-l-_'...-- ..r I ',.11:1.1.1.:. II. I. II- ^ll.'MIl 1.,^ :l l.-i-.-llI v...-:il.lll.llv 
.,"1 ,,|' 111,. r|.|..l- ,\|l-...lli, III.- S,i-I,:ll.ll.iu.i-, 111.- |.lll.i-.;.-l-- ..I 

Mi-M-M,.,., i.ii.i II..- ('..-.- ..1- K.-iii-i.-.i...-- ..r lli..l-.n-- II..V. I!,- 



iii.l 1-..X.--. Ki.-ki,|.....s iin.l III1M..1-. 1111.1 
ill,, iiiiii-li.in .it' llii- Oil!., nil. I .Mi-~i--i 
M.« il,:il lii-i,ni-lii-s ,.r lli.-|iiiiiiiln,- 1: 



A i-i.- .li.iii" -All 



-.1 11..-.-. A - 









i-riii'.' iinkn.i»-n I.. 



luTrlnfiiri' iiiliiiliil..cl llii.s valloy cr wli.w liisi.iry iniiy l.e in.-ulnilnlly conii,-. Ii-.l 

lli.-n.«-llli. TJM-r,. i,r<. rcTlinn riiilinil ,livi.-.iii,iH, linwcvrr, inio wlii.-li.liy ( - 

ninti c-oiiHrnl, (I,,, ri..-.. liiiH I, 1 H-imriil.-d, Hint first kIkmiIiI Hiilin ntli'iilioii. 

Till- |irin, i|ml oC tin-™' ilivi.si.ins is niiw known 1,.. llir Al-nn.|nin, ™il.rn.-ili^' 



tlic n|in-,inl.liri-Hi..ii; iin.l tli.. limiKVW ,liiiiii,-l. 1 ;i~ in. ;i.iii, .1 l,,-HM-,-n ll.i- 
|ii„-ii-liil luim-H, is rrinii.-k,il.lv wiilo, iinil ..lli-ii i-Mn-.U lli,. l,.,i;..ll,„lin„l line. 
Till- r.iri-linnl i- l"W nml .-.■,-,-.linj;, nu.l nni-lv iu-.-l„-.l, ,-,.« in ll„. ollior riivs ; n 

Mnii-uliin.. TJK- clu'i-k l«.n.-'i. iMv lil-li ln>l not murl, cxpiin.li-.l ; ill., nliolc 
niiixilliiry n-pnn is i-iilirnl iiml ]iiiiiiliroii», willi Ifclli of n ci,rn.s|i(iniling nizc 
mill mn^'iiliirly IVci' rimn dii-iiy." 

Sn fiir m lln. |hii-|..w.s of lliis wuik nro i-on.-i-rni-.l, nii i»-foiiiil of r,i.-l, of 
til.. >..-|ii.i-ntr Irilu-s <if ill.' niniilii'i. i-iiiiini-i'i.l..il. wonlil Ik' Hi|i.'rlliimn<. rin.-.i n 
f.-w of tl..-in onlv linvo nu.r.- lli.in n n-iin.to n-liilion In the i.iirli.-iiliir liistorv of 



i.iiig otli.-n., tlie Miiiiiii tribe, reeogn!7,ed im otic of the most pi-rfect tyin-j* of j those trihee \ 



K-d or tcniiionirily oecniiied the territ.try einhrnecd 



I1IS'I'U1{Y OK HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



rait of the Miii!iii» townrJ llio Kngli»li, wliicli rcsiillnl in ii ln;ily of iillimici' 
mill fiiemlsliip Iwlwccii tlii' Ivifrli.-li mid the Twi^hlnws ( MiniiiiH) on tho :;:iil 
or July of Ih.l yem-. 

I!y their several Ireiilirs wilh the rnitc.l Slates, tlie Jliiiinis ee.lecl mi 
ng-repile of (;,S.->:!,(I2II acres of lan.l. A— re-alc- ..f lands -iven in exelian-e, 
tl.liinaeres, lliet<it<il value ..f whieli was ?:,:i,H(MI. The aj.-r.-ale enn- 
^i.lerall..ii paid f.-r Ijiese lands in in.inev mid -n,..N, was ?1 ,2(1."., HUT. 
T"(al eonsiderali.m paid. SI .:;i;l ,7(17, as shown hy (he olTieial recnrdB n( 



.\swehav,M-n,,ll,.'.Mi;ni,i. 
Il,e|.,imili>e„r.\l-.m.,uinn,lni 
lis (lie ■'IVil.'lwas. ■I'we-'l'we.s, 
finallv, (he .Mianiis. Thnr pn 
Jlianii heiiiL' d.rivrd Irun, (l,r I 






.y"ldrli lii.ywe 
., Ihe .Mialnis a 



liahKs mid laiiL-niiL" 
lne.,iiii.M.n wii 



..If, and the firihrlny,,, nr turkey. Wlu'n they rres,sed 
M.lr lialinn were called hm/,,, nr'wnlves, liv Ihe I'rench, 
in wilh Ihe .Mnl, leans d' Ihe I linl~„n. whu'apiH'ar. ill Ihe 



Ih.win^- iiiln (he .Vllanlic, l„ which lliey applied the name Lenapiliilliik. 
erni is ., eninpniind ..f Ar,,,,/,,', lie' niilne (jiv. hcniselvcs, and ,ll,i>.: 

ind is iiic.hl.iv,. nf Ihe spccilie .,-/,e, llieir name fur a river. AOcr Ihe 
slid plaiitili-i.r a cluiiv in Mr-iilia. Ihe coast hecainc more s.ihjccl I,. 

"Ii I" "( prior periods. l,y vessels hound In .Imneslown wilh Slippli,.s, 

iieoriheM.v.nat:es Lord IV la Wane iiKo Ihe eapesoniie river. 



of 



It.ver. and llie 



li^ had II eiistoin peculiar In tliclil- (hey re;:aiMleil llieiii-elvis, ill pav( a-.^. as Imldin^r all elniiient Jinsition fnr ailli- 

'voix, ill iiarratiiij; liis travels in New fpiity. valor and wisdom. .\iid(liis elaiiii appears (o he reco;;ni7,cd hy (he 

the purposes nf this work. These oilier trilies of this lincM-e, who apply to them (he term of O'n,,,,! F„ll„,: 

-r. Tothelrofpioislheyappiy the word Hi.efr; mid this rclaliou is rceipromlcd 

arc an ollshnol froin Ihe .\l;..oii,piin hv the laller wilh the term ur/./un: Tli her Irilics of llie .M-on.piiii 

leme hccame know,, lo lOnropeans. \ lineajre, tlu- Ih lawares call l.y.lh r, uv ,,,..n,^rr hy.lhn: Th.-se nam™ eslahlish 

MV, ,w,„pied liie le,,,l,,r^ Mnrll, ..f , ihc aileieni r.uik and iMlluenee ol- Ihe lril.es." [.^ch.a.l.-rafl.] 

lak.- . XI. ...li.iL- w.'-l»,o.l 1..V.II.I j In Ihc .ally .lays .iftli.ir kn..wu liisL.ry, c.sp.-.-ially afler their h.s.s nfpow.T 

il,.i..,,ir. Me...,s.iilv Ml. -Til. .1 rr..iu 111.' nilin.-r..Hs iril...s,„vupu„mli,. lak.- r.gh.n, was .1 s..liree ..f pr.ni.l salisfae- 



nflh 



Tin. lil^l lii-l..ri,al a.a..iinl ..f iliis iril.,' w..s in ll... y.'.ir llll'.:!, i 


llicM.in. 


ll...ir warriors, 


lly of (ir.vii liav, wL.-iv iIm\ WIT.' \i..ih'.i l.y ih.' l-'r.iu 1. iiii.-si.iii: 


y. I'atli.T 


expl..il>. pivi. 


Alloiiez, ami. suhs.'.pi.nllv. l.v I'alh.T |lal.l..ii. l'i..iii lli.re lli.'.\ 


pas.....l lo 


Ih.'tra.lili..ns 


Ihesonlhwanl i.f hake >liehi;;au, in the vieiiiil v of ( ■hica.uo, aPe 




r.'lain.'.I th.-ir 


Iliu- on llie,'<l. .losi.pirs, of l,iik,. Mi.dii,..n. .■slal.li.shin;; there a villa 


'.'.am.lher 


phnisaiit. \V1 


oil III., river .Miami of ],ake V.vu: iiiid a lliir.l on the Wal.asli, as we 


ham rr..m 


w.T,. 110 h.ll;;.' 


'"l I'l Vi'i'm- l.asi 1..II .Aa.llv wli.-n is liol li..w known, ll..' .Miali.ls. 


l..a-aiise of 


cn.'Cl ..f colic, 


th.ari'M.'iisiv.' .l...nii.i..ti, pow.T an.l iiiflii.'ni'.', ami ..1' lli.' n a. 


IS .-..i, sail- 


The eoncnlra 


gnilii'ons l.ralieh.'s aiknowl.sl-in- (lie ndalionsliip, " wit.' known as 


he Minm! 


the North A 


Cmilhln-nn/. Tn 17li.'>, the ConfialiTaey was compose.l nf the 


folhiwins 


ins the .siipri.n 


hninches, siliinteil, an.l having warriors in niiinh.T iis h.ll.iws : Twi, 


hlwces, nt 


M'l^'ll'c 1 



the heail nf the M.mini..e Itiver. wilh :i.-.ll iivailald.' warrior 

In (hevh'iuily nf I'osI Oiiialeiem, on (he Wahasli, whh 

I'iaiikeshaws, nu (he Vermillion Kiv.r, wilh :i(MI warri.irs, 

nil territory lyinj; on the Wal.ash, h.'lw.'cn A'incennes and Tost (tiiiateuon, denie.1 ihem Ihc ri;: 

Willi 'im) warriors. At an earlier peri.jd, pr..hahly. the Miauiis with tli 

In 171.'^, (he l'hij;iisli iiiorchimtfl and trailers Heriired a lilnite.I trade witli a-s bcloiip 
(lie Miamis, in ciiiis..ipii.uee, it is said, nf the failure of the I'Vcneh 

tn siipiily (he im-rca-sin- wniil.s of the Miainis, esp...ially th.we on the 



nil of their eoiiiis..l..rs aii.l (he l.rilli.in.y of (heir warlike 
ri'slip. woilhv (o he rcciiMl..,!, in allcr years, amoii^- 
III...I-S, Tli..n lli..y wire alli.sl wilh ihc inHpiois, and 

in pciiy .piarivis anion- (hciiisclves, the fnrnier pleiis- 
I Ihe ov..r-coidid..|it Dehiwnres were inado lo TitI llio 

iwer mid c.iii,s,.,piciit iirr..-ai of their mieieiit allies. 

ea of the Kive Nations Ihirslin- for proiiiiueiice miionjr 

i d.i this, ii-L're.ssions w.re the or.lcr, ami ulliiiiale eou- 
lentslhiisdiiveled. Ho the D.d.iwaivs lost lh,-ir nalivo 

ihe dcnie.l ihc enjoyiu.'iil of tlii'lr amai'iit li-lils an.l territory. 

In 174t,diiriii- the pro;:ress of the trea y at l,anea.stcr, I'cnn., llic Tro<(uoi9 

in the privile;;es ineldeni to Ihe treaty, and 

rceoj^mizc llieiii as an iu.lcp.'ilent nation enlilli'd lo sell and transfer 

their lands. Canmsatefio, one of the Iro.piois chiefs, on that oecxsion, iiphrai.Ied 

llicin in piihlie council for having alteiupted to exercise any rights other than such 

•d p.'oplc. "Ill a strain of niixe.l irony and arrogance, 

lie told them not lo reply to his words, hut to leave the council in silence. lie 

orderc.l them in a iiereniptory manner to r|iiit the s.'cli .n of coiinlrv where 

ml move to the hanks of the Siis<pieliauna." They departed 



of the Uhio and ils triliularies. Thus a fuv 



si on the from the council, and. ere long, left forever llieir native huiiling-j 



1 tho 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



iiilruMx.' lr,;„l ..(■ Hliil.-.^rlll.rs, j ni: 

WImI.. H.vrr. ..r iM.ll.HI:. Tllis i ,lr| 



Mi-i-H,.,.,. «,.|,. 









, ..I' t\,.- .Ml.IlM-, «,.ll 

..„ \VI„i,. Itn.i-. ul„,l, 



NmI,'^ .m, \ n_ 



i,.,L.. i:,;., II 

,ll-:.ir.-. Ih.lL li'li 



n, Winir Kn.r. In.H,, 






ri^ll.l 






lli.l I'.ini] C.il.i,-,,, in his l,i,|„r.v of llu' Five .\ullmi..,%|,CiikM ..f lliiMll «> 

.«v„|,viM^- t,r, ^ ..I- ll,.. Mi:,,,,!.. u|..„i llwir invilnli..,,, ,vlll, n vlrw In w:,i 

..^Milisl 111.' Ii- .-, I.v « ll„' Sl,.,w.,n.«» l,:„l Iktm ,l,'rn,t,-,l„!.r„rlyi.slW 

yi'iir IIITi;, SiiU,.,|i„.iill>- ll.. v «,rr L.nilr.l lie kouIIi wide iif llic Ohio Thi'y rliiim ihc hi 

'lliv.T, l.rl,.w il„. „ h Mill,,. \V„l,;,sli, in K.Miiukv. ill (Jn.r-la, 1111.1 in I 

('nr..liiLi«„l h,l,T ii.ii...l.. Mr. (;iiih,liiis.iy,slh,il, in I 7"M „i..l iill.r, ll„n- « 

a m'llh'iiiciil ..niMiii i.n llio Ir-u.I-w.iUth nf Ihc (JuUhvImi nr .M.inlw, |.r..liahly the 1 hui.Ji- llicy liu' i.n 



il:,l..l \|,.r 

ll-il.r. Tl 



(I r„l,i,n,r which unil.s lli.-ni .limI kin.lh 
ly .•.|i,nlly .llvi,h-.l l.,.|«,H'n !!,.■ Cr.in,.. : 
,'in .if Hip Hiili..!!, .111.1 \V.,lk.iii-lli,.-\V;,l, 



HISTORY" OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



;in, Williii 



"The \Vvan,l..l.H cf S;,„.l.i.l.y l,.vr n.lli.n.l tn , 
oliiif, tlu. tVan,', is „ v,.„.r:,l.lr, i„t,.lli;;,.„l ,xw\ ,1 

Inict nf liwid rliiini,..! I.v tW W yiwho.-. .i iniiiil.rr of So ms ..re sottlci. 

TI.17 l.n.ko (iir IVnin Ihnr own Iril.c six m ri-lil yo:ir» rif,-.,, hut nTcivci n |«irt 

linn for i( tn lluffi.ln. Tim .laiiM nf 111,' Wvnnilnls tn llio I'.inds ll„.y ornipy, is 
nnt ,lis|>nt,-.l, tint I kn..w nf, l.v .>n.v nllwr IriL.v Tlioir rr«i,l,i,r,. nn it, In.iv- 
cviT, is lint nf Inn- sl;in,lin;.'. and till' cm, Miry «;i.s nrl^iinly nncr tlic iirnpcrly 
nr 111,' Minimis." 



CUJAI'TKU II. 



B^;;;;';:;::;:;,: 






liyMMJ.Il.'M 
ll'io Unil.'d : 
n'iispntnd.' 



wlii.-li >l.,ill I..' iii:Mi.' nil 111.' s;iiil land liy tlic IV'liiwaros, or tlicir IVicriils llii' 
.Mnli,', luis. sIkiM ]„■ tlii'ir- Inri'vcr." This Iri'uty w„,s si-ncd nn tli,. |iHrt nf llio 
Di'liiwarc's, hy riipt. AndiTsnn, rnl-c'hc-ki--kn.|inn, Tlio Ui'avcr, Ciiiit. KilMmck, 
mid hy Cant. .\iid,'.snn fnr lln,'kiii--|in„,.sknn, will. wa.s nhsont.. (In llic pari 
nf Iho >lian,is. hy I'ut'an, Tho Owl, Mitic Turtle, Wa-pp-l.mnijna (nr tho 
T.noii), Silver Heels and Sha-wa-pc-no-lno. 

The Kelaw.'u-es, nisn, hy the first nrliele of tho treaty will, the Kniled 
Stales, at St. .Mary'li, on Iho :M day nf Oilnher, 1.1IS, eeiled tn llie I'liileil 
Stall", all Ih.'ir 1 lain, In hind in the State nf Indiana ..\nd, hy Arlieh' II," In 

III.' Ilrlauan- a ennntiy In reside in, npnn the west side of tl,e Mississippi, 
and In -iiara.ilee In the,,, the peaeeahle pnssessini, nf the same." Hy .\rli.'le 
III, "The United .Slates alsn a-ree In p.iy ihe Delawares Iho full value nf their 
in,prove,ne„t8 i„ ihe ennnlry hereliy oodod: whiel, valnalin.i sliall he made hy 
,.,'r-n,is In ho appniiiled hy llie iVesidoiit nf the United States," elo. Hy 
nf Aii'.MiM, ■ .'\rnrl,. Vll ' (1,1.. Ii;ilf>,',li,„inn:uid..liall he -ranted III eaehnf the fnlhuvi,,"- 

.'|ii.-'',il.'.l p.'i , Maiii.'U N;.:i.' Wnlil.y. S:„ I (Vssnian, Kli/.al.olh IVl-oha-ka, aii.l 

ii-M..,„.i',< r ' .la.'.li 111. k ; aii.l ..,1, .|uarl..| nf a s,, li.,„ nf hili.l shall he -l-anleil to o.leh nf 

,_an end ' tin' r.'il..« iiiL- i" , -.11-. .i.iii.ly : .<..! in Tindell ai,.l Itonnni Tindell ; all nf 

„.l friendly \ «li„iii an' lM.,u..i.-; «l,i,'li 111. Is ..f land shall ho Inoate,!, iiIKt the einiiilry 
a.Milinn in 1 is >,ln.'^.,l, al lli.' lirM .r, .k al.nv.' lli.' nl.l fnrt. nn White Itive,', and rnnnin- 

.r-laii.liM- a„.l lli.ir li. iis , I.., I .hall iiivir h.. ennveyed or tniisferred wilhnnt tlie iipprii- 
harli.'i.'.il hili'.ii nf Ih. I'lv-i.l.nl nf llii' United St.atos." They Were, also, hy Ihe fnllllh 
.lliis; 111,' ailii'le, "alli.«,'.l Ihensean.l :.ee,ipalinn nf their iniprnvenients, fnr the l.'rm 
i.liiinliiiL-, ' nf Ihieo years frnni Ihe dale uf this treaty, if they sn Inn- reipiire it." This 
,inl.'slali.,ii \ treaty was si-nod hy ('apt. .Vn.loixnn, La-pah-ni-hi ( nr Wl' Hear), James .Nan- 
ill ho ilis. : ti.'i.ke, .Vpa-oa-h 1 (nr While Kves). ('apt. Killhiiek. the Heaver, No-la-hn- 

.iily In ih.' '< ].i„i a. ('apt Tunis. C.pl K.'l. liiiiii, 'file Ual , It.'i, H.av.'r, 'I'ho War iMallet, 



misnlh.'i 
eslahlish 
nf all Ih' 



year 1T7.S, il.iiin- Iho Ain.'n.an li.'vnliillnnary ...ntesl with llr.'i 
,slil„le nn hiilniH S/„tr. will, the Pi'lawaros at it.s head, and wi, 
roprosi'iitalinn in Cnn-ress. The wan.h'rin« mode of life an 
IS nf the liidians 111. .1.11,1,1 friislrale.l this honovulent plan. Th 
liiiis are parli.'S. in eniiimnn uilh s.veral .liff.renl Irih.'s, t.i nllii 
(ho Unile.l Slat.'s." 



illy. 



prnpriolnrs of tli 
1 ll„. lilh' nf the 



While llivers, and the Mi, 
• upp.T pari nf that eniinlrv. 



hniindi'.l hvlhe While Kiver on ihennrtli. Ihe ( lliin nn (he s.ailh, the -eliorill 
hniin.laiv hue niiiniii- from Ih.'ninillhnf Iho K.'iihiiky lliv.r ..n lli.' .'as(, 

nn.l Ih.'' (ra.'l .'.'i.'.! hy (his Ir y, and thai e.'.h'.l hy llie In-aly ..f l''..r( 

WaMi.'. ..II (lie U'.'sl .iii.i snlllhwi'sl." 

■jlylli.'li'ealval \ii iiii.'s, h,' JT f A i.,.,s( , 1 S(M. (h.' I'ialiko.shaws, 

whn pr.'M..,i-lv iia.l I'h.n 1 a ri-lil 111 .'. Ham laii.is Ivili- h"(wei'n the Waha.sh 

ami ll.olniil i.,'r..i,'i',',h.l hylli.' K:,-k:.ski.is i„ 1 S,!.",. ri'lin.piisho.l .-dl .said 
ri-li( 1.1 Ih,' l'mle,l Slali's, ih.is aokmiwloibin- (he ri-ht nf the Ih'lawares 
Ihoiel.i. Alsn, hy ih.' pi'nvisiniis nf Ailiole V, of the lioaly at ( Ir.ais 'land, 
n.'ar Vimrnms, m, Ih.' L'lst day nf An-„s(, i,mi.-|, " Tho I'nttawalomii'.s, 
.Miamis, Kol liiversan.l WViis expli,'illy ii,'km.wh',l-,' (he ri-hl nf the IVIa- 
wares to sell 111,' trai'l of h,n,l ennveye.1 lo the Uniliil SlaU's hy th.' tr.'aty of 
tliu l.'<lh of Ail-nst, IKIII, whieh lrai-|, was ^dvoli hy the I'iankesliaws tn Iho 
Dehiwiires, ahont Ihirly-suvcn years 11-0.'' 

Article ll,<if the ll'raity at Kort Wayne, Septt'mhir .'in, IKflll, hclw 



CllAPTKK 111. 

Tin; (•(iNsi'iiiAcv or i'o.Ni'i.\( 



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.h..l.:l. frnin Ih 


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hnve an exam, 
inllheFrciiehi 



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l,Te.l ]H'.,pl.., h.'eaiise nf llie iiiiifnrnily kiii.l and Kemcnns e.indii.'t inanifi'slo,! 
toward theni hy the fnrmi'r, lia.l always lii-on altaoh,',! In ami in iinelian-eahle 
nlliancc with ih.ni. When, ther.'Inro, this wily llurnn he-an tn develnp hi.s 
sehoni,. nf opposition to Ihe former f,i,'„.l» mi.l allies nf his p.'.iple, it was 11 siir- 

Hut, the fale.s were a-ainsi him, ami, alter a st'nhhnrn jiursiiit nf lli, skilllully 

oppnsltinn had -rowii from tho jialronizing infliloneoof Kii;;lish tradi'rs e\erle,l 
diirin- a Ion- scries of years. With ronliae, Iho eiu<e wa« dilTorent. When 
the United Stales and Iho Helaivaros, IViltawalomii'S, Miainis, and Kel Itivcr I tho lon-.conliiiiicil warfare hetwocn Iho Kii-lish and French for silprein- 
Miamis. "The Miamis o.xplieitly nekmrnloilKo the eipial ri-ht of Ihe 11,'la- | ney had eiilniinat.al, and Ihe latter had siirronilen',! tn the fnrmcr ; wli.ii 
wares with llnniselves In llii' eoiinlry watiroil hy llie Viiilo Kiver. Hill it is { yuehcc had fallen into tho linmlH of the Kn-lish, nnd one lifter nnnlher of llio 



UISTORY OI<' HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 






I'll sl,.,ns, «,T,. li-litcl an.l ,kiss,.,I frniii W.mi 

<'nUM<H. I'nlKiiK' <l.'li V,T.'<I l.is »:,r SI h . 



:kMii;- at,.| ,l,;,»k in 



(l,:.t I .lin„lil,L- ll„. i:,iluiv lu .iplur,. |),l|-..il. .nin 
l„v.l I l'r.s.|il,. Isl,.. Mi,lMliin;„l>iM;u-, (iMiiil.nni, i;ii 

}„;■„ i .M.MMul,ilr. Ili,„l;;l, (I,.-,. „ir.MVlll Mlrrr-r- 



,1.1,1, ,,.,,1,1 l,:,v,' , II I.,l'l',.nli.„, ".i--lnk,„J, ni,iliir,>l.,ln,l,th.„l^-l,^lillM,ll 

.\ ,U'\ .,,,,1 ■,!■ ITlilKli lMn„l .,,,,1 i,„,k ll,rir:il,..,l,.f.,rlll,Min„.|Mi,iL 

I, „., u;ii.i,. i;,r I II I'.n iMii.- i.,i.,« ii„- |,r,-, Ml sii,. .,r r..tt w.ivu,-. Kiuaiiv 

j ITili;. I'cHiliai' Irl^ Ills rii,v.i<>{.im'n( ,mi llir Mauin.r, " aV 

Iv .., tlw >,nMnKT I ilii'l'-^. I'Mil I'V :m \-U,-Mm,:w tui 1 CrnilMr.l. a man nC vi: 

ImII^ ,.,lnn i„r I «l,„l,:„ll „ a,,,,„i„l,..l l,v tl„. S,„„.iM...,„l,.,„s (.. ill.. Ir„ 



lii.A Ai„l„.r.l I 111 
h„l„i>,- <i 



<:ll,„,l „-:,,n.l ,lll,„'k, il ..|i:,l,l...,l 111,. lM,li,IMN mI>„. I,, p.'W;..'! 

I,,.!!...-,.., ninil.. lli.'ir ,.ir,.il.< wlini 111,. |.i„|„.r lin,,. „inM-,l 

I iii„v,.ni..nl. I'.mliao mail,. -.,..,1 iis,. ..I' lli,. .|,.|,u in .«,.ii,liM,i.' 
all 111,. a.l|;i,-,lil [ii.lian llil,..s, iiPjiiii: an alliali,,.. TI„.m. ni..v,- 



CIIAPTKH IV. 

h:.rj>r,lifi.ni „/ 11,11. If,n-in.ir,v,„l,nl II, ■ .\ti,nnh-llh n,r,,fl ,i,i,l i 
,,,i'll,-r.-^SI.C/,,ir-s i:,-i.,<liti.,„,n„n>'/,„l-lli-„^l,isMI,wlh,.i 
IC.ri«,lili„i ,1,1,1 \i,/;,ii-h„l,:,i,-. Il,,w,i„/i:,,l^ri,„l l„r /'..i. 



"JT'liOM 11,.. ,lal,. „ril„. iailiii,. „l 



ll... lV^,lll U,,„|.[ 1,. 



Ilnli>li i;.. 



Ill,' rMal.lUlini.iil „!' 
,..«, Ilial aii.v loiini.l.il 
.lii...- rr...|M,.„t an.l .^h 



,■11,. 



irarv. Ih.y |,i,l,rn-.l 1., r.niain .|,ii.l. ii„ man ,...ul.l l.,r... lli,.ni I., Ill) iln- 
lial. I„.l. Til,, war , l,i,.r, «l,„s,. |,arl il wa.s 1„ l.a.l Ih,!,, 1„ lialll,.. ,va« a niiT,. 

l.arlisa.i, »l„,Mi lii,- l„av, rv a,i,l ..s il.s l,a,l I ,l,.l in. 1 i„n. IT l,,- tli„„^.|,t 

l,n.l„r, ll,. Nil,;: Ills war-.H,,,:; ami ,lan,T,l lii.s «,ir.,la,i, ,■, aii.l. a., inanv „C llio 
.Villi'-' n a. «,.r,. .Ii.s|„,s,.,l In Inllnw lilin pilliiTcl ar„iin,l ai.,1 iiilisl,,! llinn- 

Oii llic :i."illi of April, 17li:i, a conntil wa.s .^iiinniminl tn iiit'ct on llio 
l!iv,.r |.;ni.<im..v. " In iimirdnnec will, llii' siiniin„ns, limy laino iwnin^- from 
lli.ir lailiiiis— III,, tall, niiki',1 fi-liri'S olllic nil, I Ojiliw.i.^ kIiIi ,|iiivcr» sllui-ut 
lli,.ir lm,.kB, iin.l li-lil, «ar-iliil..« rcsliii^ in (lie liolkiw of lli,-ir nrin... ; (lllawas, 

lliiir l„.a,l« a,l„rno,l with llatlii.rs, iinil tlmr l,.--in» Kiirnislir,! willi 1h.|U. All 
«-,.n. ,„„n »,.al,.,l in a «i,lo lin-lc upon tlio (inus,, r„w witliin row— n jrmvp nn,l 



aii.l ll,.- p.,«, r l„ 1 1 r„m. Willi r„r,.,., il' ni.cl 1.,', was ,„l,.,pial,.|v ,....|al,lisli,.,l, 

I'i'-i'l.iil \Va.|,i,„: ■all,.,l tl„. all,i,li„n of ^\m•^n■>^ to til," n,',-, ...sil y of 

,'ll,'. lu.. i„...,.„r,.- i„ ll,.. |,r,.|„iM.., .\l l„.sl a |,a.ali,. p,.li,.y was a,l.,|.l,.,l. „n,l 

all r..a. M,. „„..,„. 1„ . ..,.,1,1,-1, „n,l ,i„ ll,.. sa>l„. appli,.,l, liiil w ill,.,„l 

,.ali.|a,l.,ry ivHill.. 1 1..,,..., \Va,s|,MiL;l„i,, in 1„. ,»,..:,■■,• „( lli,. Sill i,!' .lan- 
iiary, 17:10, ,li|.,.,.|,.,l lliiM,ll,.nli„n of (',.i,..T. - 1., 111., inali.r, nMn- llii. Ian- 
f;u.i-o: " Thrre w'ii..< r,.a.s,m lo li.ipp tlial ili.. p.,. ili.. i„...,m,|...- a,l.,pl...I will, 

i/ni,r .Smlln.rn ai„l W,.,.l,.rn fn.nli.'rs Inim ll„.ir ,l,'pr,.,lali„„s ; l.nl y„'n will 
p,r,'.iv,., Iniin lli,_- inlnrinalion ,„nlain,.,l in lli,. papi-r.., wlii,l, I shall I'limt I" 
li,'lai,l l„.r„r,-ynn [,.,.n,proh,.n,liii^- a .',.,i,n,ni,i,.,iti„n Innn tlir C„nnn„nw,.allh 
of Vir^-inia], that wc on^ht, to h,. p,vpar,.,l to an'oril prolrcli,,,, to llios,' pail, 

«,.(.,. n,l annual nn.ssa.;,-, on the 8th of DocnnliiT, in llio snnio yoar, ho xiib- 
niiltoil the following': 

" ll. hiw lioon hcrotoforc known to Congrws that rmpunit incursions linvc 
Iwn mmle on our frontier settlements hy certain hanilitli of [lulian.s from the 
northwest siilo of the Ohio. These, with sonio of the Irihcs (Iwelliii); on nnil 
near the \Vnha.sh, have of lute heen partieiilarly active in their ihprediilions, 



IIISIOIV OI IIAMII ION (OLNH IM)I VNA 



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8 r oon Ic or ol 1 c I I tl | 1 r en j n 

I..U u,,,r,:-.i^ =.uc u. LMi: ...i;,, i, ,„„ .lu U, i'lilj. ..JllJB, ..MO .Uil.UU llli: rigllliin., 

and ^pivo liis orilcrs nnd plan of attack to (lie nillilia in front, with tlio coni- 
niandin;; oflicors of the Rovcnd divii'ionn. Tlirse or'Icn*, however, were not 
p'ncrally eonimnniented, Icnvinj; tliope uninformed oflicerw in dniiht. Pivif-iona 
were nent to the left with inj-lruelions to cross the St. Mnry'it in rear of the vil- 
lage, and to the rij;lit, eros>iti^' the i"\Inumec at the old ford in adTancc of the 



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EXrF.niTION. 



When the outlines of a rc-organiKi\lion had h(vn fiill^- matured, Maj. 
Gen. Anthony Waj-ne, a native of Chester County, Penn., was plaeed in ehicf 
d, Ocn. St. Clair haviii;; re.'dgned. Gen. Wayne at once proceeded to 
iiinariea^ in eueii manner as to insure the most auspicious rcsuits. 



HISTORY OF IIAMir.TON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



.t..|,s, the Cnvrrnninil oP ll.i- I'nilr.l 1 llic ni.ni.y wrrr in Inll l"i(v in Irnnl. in pnssi-ssinn nC tlirir n,v..ril.> ;;r.Mih.l :hmI 

rM\vx nf |K-n.T anil nlli:.nco willi llio I .•ndwivciin;; In Inni ..ur i.-lt n.ink. I Unn-Wm' pivr nniri-.- Imi- iI.c .-.■.•nn.l jini' 

1 lUix. iin<l tnuri|niiv Ihc ini;.niMili..n [ l.> ailvni re iin.l su|.|...ll tin' lil>l, mm. I .iirrilr.! ,M:ij..r ( JclHCil Src.tl In fr.li mI 

il- iin.l .lc-i-n« <.t' ih.-r li.Mil.- UM- : hirii lUr ri-l.l ll.ink ..I' ll„- n,v;i-,-, ,vill, llir wlmlc „r (!„■ ni..nnl..l v..luntr,T» 



„i l„ln,v l',.rl Muiiii, I.. «.U . 



illr.l IIV,. .lav- l.|VM.MI-l>. l.> M.l C.TI. S...II 
r I l,i- »M,,I, Inr ll.r IliJliM-'nU ll,r M.H,I, 



i .\M..'l;u/r. w Ml,, Tl,.- .al.hiiv „l' ill,' p.^ „t (iii- p.Mnt 1- li.-l .1,-;M Irii ..n llir lirM, an.l, U| lull l.;,>iv il »,.nl.l !.,■ sal'.' 1.. Iix llir nunil..T 

,l,.~,lil.r,l in iIm' laii-iia-,. on;,!, \V;nn.- ivp.al In lln- Sr, i-lai v "I' War. I ,.r lill,.l a( lilll.' j.^ss llian .a-lily, an.l ali..nl !«.. luin.Ir.-.l »n„n,l,.|. Inr. « lirn 

.iatr.l ,\M^n-t II, 17:il, llrv,\. ' I l,:n ,' 1 1,,' linnni h. i„i; a ,„ VIM tlial 111,' ll„. l.alll,. was ,.|„l,-,l an,| ll„- i„,li,,„« lia,| « il l„l|-a» li. Cri.v „r ll„ir .1 1 

i,n„v ,ni,l.r u,, .■ i„,,n,l Im,,L '|i,. ...„ ..f ll„- v.n i„,|..il,,„r ,,..M ,.„ lli,' ,-,.„i,,n„.,l „n ll„' li,>l,l. i l,lili„ii I lap.-,. ,„u„l„r i„.,v-a,,!v lal>,„ ..IV llu- 

imIi,- .,!■ Ihr Ml, ii,-t — ll„> ,,„ai,x,,M, II,.' |„,-,,',li„- ,v,a,„i, l,,,M„u al,,,„- h.-M ,l„,i„._- ll„. |„-n._-r,-. ,,r ll„. ,.„_-,,.-.a„,a,t „v,,r,l,„._. l„ ll„ai- ,ii,iv,T-al u-a-,'. 

,l„,„.,lall il„ar „.nl,.„„'i,i,. i„« „-, „'„,U ,lia.-,.,, « „ I, -,„l, a|,|..,„a,i i„,„k-„r „„i,l il„,r,-,„„|.„;.,,r> ,■.■,„,„„•„, -il,.' «,a„„l, , I I., ,„_■ ,„„iv llian ,l.,nl,l,. tlu'ir 

^„l■|,la.,. al|,l |.iv.a|.ilal i.,l,. a, I,, a l„l I., a |,...|l;;,> |,n„,r ll,al ,„,l' a|,|„ ,.a, I, .l,;,, I, I..- " .\,, , „ .ill,. In 1 1„. , ,11,, l,,l r, | .,„ I ,.l' I i ,a, WaM,,'. in ill,' War |l,'|.af|. 

wa. n.,1 ,li-.„v,n',l l,v lii.i,, nnlil ll„' ariiv,,l ,,l' a Mr N,»ii,.,n. ..l' ll„- l.l„:,r- n„.„l l,i> 1,,-- «a- l«,„l>..i\ n ,,ila,-,,„.l -, i, i, K,„l,„ U w ..liuil.'crH kill.al.Hliili, 

Ic'niia.-liT ll.'lM'riilV l>,'|,.n I, I. «li,, .|,<,Tl,,| lr,,ln ll„- army ii.ar ll„' Si nl'll,,. u,,„ii,|,,l, i1„t,' »,i,' ,a-l,ly-,\>li n-niir- an, I ll.irl.vn v„liMil,vrs, Sni.- 

MaiyV. * • » 1 l,a,| n,a,l,->,i,l, ,l,m,,i,-lnili,,n- I'nr a' l,„-l I, nf I in,,' .,..,u,a,lU , nin,- r.-nlai- ai„l liv,, v „l„nl,vr> .li.,| Ir li,' ilT,al nC lli,ir «,,nn.U 

ii.lvani'.' liy llic rout,, nf ll„- Miami villa.,.,., i., II,,. I, II. ,.r l,,«.,i,| |[,„ln. .Ii' 

Hnnl. l.y ilio ri;;lil— «l,i,-li li-iiiK a|.|., ar i,, l,av,. |.r.„ln,.,| il„. .1, miv,1 I'lTri.t, 

li.v.lraivinf; lli,. ali.nii r ili,.,M.n,> i.,il,.,-,. |,.,ini-. ai„l -av. an „|«.nin- 

Ii!M,""'Ti,r 'h''!r' h',^''''!!m 'r '"'..'^inn'',!r iIk.' '. Tami'''in !nn!m!',!rX : ciiAPTiai V. 

" A'n,.r'il„'"i-ai,liii-,. „r II,,. i,n.i III llu. mnnll, nf 111. Anj:laiz,., C'n. Wayne I '/■""•" v- A /„„■„„ .U,\v,-„„_r„/. «,„,v,y.v E.rpn/ilinn-Ilnnihij tl,.' /W- 

c.nin|,l,.|,..l a Klr,,i,,u' slnekii,!,- li.rl III llia.l |,„inl. wliicli. IVnin lli|. ..•lmra<.|<.r .,l''llic \ ""'"" '''""'"'-'"■"'■ "'-■ 

i,lrii,.|iir,.iin.l lii,v|,iiri»,,s,. in,T,.,.|in-i(, lio fiilli'il K.,rl !li.|iai„.r, Tlini. iK'-Mr- j TN ll.i- |,niii.,n nf li„liai,a T,rrii,,ry. liicr,' wn,M ,.„ni|,araliv,. |„.a,.,. niili lli|, 

in- slill I., spaiv 111,. ,.|rn-i„n „f 1,1 1 an,l .arry nnl lilcrally llir in...lrnHi„n« ! 1- li.,li.,n.. ..v, , pi IV. in n,ai;,ii,lii,._. j.arl i.-. « I,.. ii,,t iinlV, .|n,nllv, in ll,,' a,- 

r,.,-,iv,-,l Irnin III.. Iian.ls „f l'r..si,l,.nl Wa.-l,in,-lnn, lie nia.l,. .."vrliirfs fnr lu'iu-o : ,■ pli-l,,,,, „l nril„ir mi-, l,i,.v„,iv |a„|,n-..-, ,,„„mill,.,l iniir,l,.rs iin,l olliir i„.|.s 

«illi In.lians, Mn.lin;; ni,..s...,.|ip.ni »illi ,.„n,ili;,l„ry talk.«. Tlim' ..(rnrll., Imw- I nlM..!.', ul.i.li. in ll„. , ,,nrM. ,,r lim,.. l„,an„. nnl„.ariil,l,.— Irniii lli,. ,lal,. nC 

v\.r. »,r,- nnavailin,-; III,' In.lians, fr„in llicir Inrnn'r mii.c.sh.s, anliiipnlin;.' an ' 1 1,,' li.aly, al ( In, i,mII,.. Ill,,,,, iinlil i„ ll„- tall „r ISIl', allrr an,l .InriiiL- 1 In- 
ni' ill,. priiL-ipal ilii.'ls, in cnnncil, inlvi.snl nllliTwi.s,.. In ll i.anii I„,w- l-:i,-li-li , in,>-an,-. uar,. ii„l,i,,.,l l„ |,ai I i,i|.al,.. a,-,.,,r,li,ii; m ll,,' i.|-,,-|., . I- ,,l' 

(.ivr, wliil,. ll,,.,.,. ellnrlj. ware in |,r,.-r,'.s.», Ii™. Wiiym', w,.ul,ii,L' «ill, -1, ,.|.l,-- m,l,laiy a,lvai,lap-. .,r lr,„n m-.liv,-.. „f |,l,„„l,.r, Tl,,--,. n„,v, i,l,-, ,n llic 

nlfrnsivi. nr di'lninivc ln...i.H„rcM. ii« ..Irniinslimc.... inif.'l,l r,.,|iiir,.. Ilau,,... ,.,,n. ll„. , ri-i- an,l ..nlnnv „l„-,li,„,,. I,, ll„. m alv ,-li|,nlali,.i,.. li.r ll„. |.r, -, rv alinn 
vini-c.,! liimH,.|r ol' III., inlrnlinns „r ll,<. linliiiMK, " al .s „',i„'k nn Ih,. im.rniML' nr|„a,,.. (Inll,,. lill, .,1' S,.|,l,.nil„.r. \s]-2. i|„. „iil,lia ..ll'laik,. r,„,nlv. 

of II,o IJIMli [nl- y\n-ii.«l, 17:il], 111,' iirlny n-iiin ii,lv,in,-,.,i in ,a,liinins, a, nl- | ini'linlin;; ,-i\ly nmnnl,,! v„l„nl,.,.rs (i„m .I,.|r..|>,,n Cnnnlv. un,l,r llm c, lami 

in;: 1,, III,- Hlan,linL; ,.r,l,-r nf inan-li— llic [-,.;:inn ,m lln- ri;..lil, il.- Hank ,„v,.r,.,l ^ nfTnl. William M,i-'arl,in.l, iin,l ::.-.ll Knilinkv vnlnnl,.,-!-. «li„ ,irriv..,l „n lln' 

l.y 111,- .Mann ; „n,- Lri-ail,- of in„iiiil,.,l vnli ,-r» nil ill,- 1,-H, iii„l,-r iiri-- ' r„ll..«in- ,l,iy. »,-n- driuvn Inplln-r Inr iin npp.-livnily rnii n pnrpni-,— llial nf 

iuli,-r Ii, ral Tn,l,|, nii,l lln- olln.r in 111,- ri-ar. un,l,-r llripi,li..r lii'iiiTal ilail I Iminii,- lln- ll.lawar,. l..wns „ii Wliil,- iiivir. V.'.r w,in,. nn,.xplain,-,l n-a. 

A «-l,-.l Lallali r in,innli-,l vnlui II. nmvi-,1 in rrniU nf llii- l„.;;i„i,. ,.„i„. I,„»,.,,.r, ill,' piiip,,-,- wa.s i„,l rsv.nuA, owin- n„ ,l,,nl,l, In lln- ,-„nia.nlrali,,n 

lliamli-il l,y ,Maj,,r I'rii-i', H-lio wiw iliri-i-lnl In kc-i-p mifli,-i(-lllly mlvannal, h, a.-, ,,r rllnrl l,y «liil,-» ami I mliai'is, l.nviiril lln- <-x|K-,lili,iii iipiiiisl |.',,rl W,i\m., 

In ;;ivi- limc'ly milii-ii liir lln- lr,«i|i« In rnriii in i-iw nf ai-limi, il lic-iii;; yi-l iin.l,-. n i ili ,,r I",, l,ilir. 

K-rinliM-il »ln-lli,T tlio ImliiiiM wniiM (1,-1,-riiiini- liir pi-iii-i, „r war ,\ll,r 'rin- Imsiil,. Mpiril nf lli,. Mi i» cnnliiiiiiii-, lln- in'ci-N-ily fnr ,l,...|n.>iii.u 

nilviini-iiiK iilanil liv.-niili-H, Miijnr l'rii-,'V <-„rp,- ri-i-civi-il m wv,-ri- ii Iin- rmin lli.ir l„»iis nn lln- .Mis.-.i,<sim-w,i l„-,.ann' i iiionl, niiil Lloiil! Cnl. ('ainpi«-li, 

llic |.|i,.|ny, wlin wcro w-.n-l.-il in lliii W".h1« nml lii),'li craK-, ii» In iip,l ll„-in nl'lln- Nini-lcrulli ll,-;^inn-nl ,,f I'niicl Sl,ii,.>. Infanlry, wiis ii»si-n,-il l.y (Icii. 

In n-ln-nl. Tin- l„--inn w,i» ilnin,'ilial..|y fnrim-,1 in iwn lin,-», |.rin.-ip,illy in a , llarrisnn fnr llial iluly. Tin- il,.hn.liini-iil wii.^ enmpnso,! ,-lii,-My nf „ r.-J;iini-lit 

•.-Inw, llii,-k wn„,l, wlii.li ,..vl(-n,li.,l fnr niili-H nil nnr 1,-11, ami fnr a i»icli-ralil,,- j nf K.-ulurky ilr,ig„nm. i-r ii,iii,li',l liy Cnl. Siinnill, n «,|iia'ilmn nf I'liil.-il 

ili»lam-L. in Innil, llio -r ,1 liniii- .nv.-r,.,] willi nl,l lall,-n liinl.rr, prnl.al.ly I HlMw vnliniU-i-r ilra-nnns mnnminilcil i,y Ma.j. .lamp,,. \. Hall, ami „ i-nrps nf 

uilli .-ffi-ol, ami alTnr,lc-.l llm rnnniy llio iiin»l fnvnmlil,- .-ovort f.,r lln-ir innilp of I llogiinnit, Itiillcr's ]'ill«l,iir-li lllm-s, anil Alc.t,^^!,^^ IVliiisvlvania l!ill,-im-n 

...f i-iiclinlli,-r, amli-sU-mlin^rfor niiarnvoinili-xalri-lit uiikVi. wiiMli.i rivor. j inslriiclinns on llio 2.->lli of Xnvi-inla-r nf tlml yoar, Cnl. ramplii-ll look up 

1 Buou diwnvcrcl, from llic weight of the 6rc ami extt-iit nf iheir iinex, llint j the line of iiiareh toward the .>li.-....i»,iiiewii town» liy llie way of Springfield, 



inST(JRY i)V HAMILTON COUNTY, ]NJ)1ANA. 



Ilirir «nn 



ill,-, lluil PiuU' Ijcin- prwrilu'd l.y <l,'n. 
ilshnil. rniiii llic Hi'liiWiirc Icnvns, wliicli lie 
iIm' IVi.'ii.lly ri'liiliiiiis oxiMii,;: Im'Ivv,',.,! Ilic 
•.I Sh,!,..-.. I>. ,n,.,llur |.:nt ,.f his in.lnic- 
1 I,.- M.v,-ssar.v lli:il n,u- >.h><M lio liik™ In 
or l.> in-.M ,mv ill <.„„s,'.|Mriuvs, ^llMul'l it 






M-. I rlu.'r..r llw .Ml;.lM,.,. Si 

„,„l, |„rli„|,s, „!■ 1','iaii, llw |.ri 
|.riMii|«il(.CllH' ['Vl KiuTliil..', * . . • The Kim. 

will .iki i.|.|ily I" the w.n ...Ml l.n.llMT ..C llu- l.illl.' Tnrilr, «li.. mm 
lii» hi-l in.iiMPnlsIhe \v;n-iM frieipl ..1' the rnil.vl SIMoh, mii.I wh.i, in lli 
„r hi., lili', riMi.h'iv,! Ih,.n> iiLiny iin|i,M-hiMl, wniiw. Vi.nr chiinii'lcr 



,1 III, 



Ink,' 



„r, IS I J], I 
halMl,',l hy ,1 Ml 
„vvn. kill,',l .iu-h 



i--;n>,l lli,-,Hll,-:„i,l , 



i,l,',l I., lli<'s,'III.Mn,'nl. 
ill 11,. I, h.iwoviT, nlT.inl 
k.-pl ready f.ir jieliiiii, 
ill,' .'ii.'iiiy'H eintnlry, 



hirkin.; iihi.ul, l)icise villam's. This ex|i,.lili,.li w.iK ni!i,|e it|i .,(' (..iris ..f ihri'e 
ounii.anii'snl'nin.:,-!-!., ..ne.if whiehwiisrniiiiniimli,ll.y('ii|,l. Williiiiii.M.ii Huiiii, 
im..tlier hy dipt. .Iniiies Iti-u-i-r, iin.l « Ihir.l hy Tapt. ('. P,vl"n, «ilh n mmiiII 
,lela.-hl.„.nl ..r u.ililia iin.l,T Maj. ILpninv, ..l' ilaniw,,, C.i'inly. in a l.ll.r 
Krill,-n hyC.I. Ilarlli,.h.liicw nii,i a,hlr,vM ,1 I,. 11. .v l',,.,.v. «,■ hav,. Ih,- H.i. 
I..vvin- hri..fa,-.-..,i,il ..flhe im„v,i,i,'mIs ..nlii. .^,...UU:n - l.i,,,!. O.l. .I,.1im 

'riploM, nC llarri>,.M ('..iinlv. a.i.l .Mai. I'avi.l IIh.ii. ..I' K.'i kv. ii.l..i a.. 

.li.k \V.' hn Val..nia ..,, Ihe I llh i„M. [.Inn,', l.sl:!], iin.i pniMu,! a ,„.M>e 
helwnen ii,>rlh aii,l iM.rlh, i.l. al...iil ..n.. hiiii.hv.l inihs. I,, ih.' l'p|..T |).'la»aro 
I..1VM ..n Whil.' liiv.r. W.. aniv.l iIi.t.' ,.i, Ihe l.-.lh. nial lu.in,! Ih,- primi- 

there. We li.iM,,!, lim»,-v,T, a ,„iih,1, rahl.- .pii.nlily ..I', "i" ii, lli.- I'.i.ir „inai,r. 
in,' hnnse.". We w.iil li..in iIht.- ,.m ihe rililhi .l,.«„ Wl.il,- l!ii,i, a «,,.| 



M\ lh,'inraMliy 1,. ^•,.;ir,l ihr pii- i 

ai„lr,-hirii,',l !■. lli,- l,.«n I lirsl h.ir, 
.•ain|..',l. * » * .\t i;.i 

th,' r,'V,.ill,. 1.1 he heal.'n. ami ihe ,.ni,-. 
wanl. Whil,. «■,• WTre in eeiiniil, a 
caln|i waN lll„sl ruri,.M>ly alla.'k,-,! hy . 



..■v.ral h,.r«,'», killeil many eallie. 
„.r,. I l.^ft Iho prisen.TS, <in,l en- 
lh<'in,Tnin;:;el'lllc ISIh, I erilere.I 
nvvm.l at ^lyrlrea»h..rt(ilneall,.r- 
. an,l ahi.ilt hall' all li,.iir hilhr.' ilay, my 
y a lai-.- pally „(■ I ii.liaiis, pr,',-,.,l,',i l.y ami 
nee„i,ipaiii..,l will, n im.sl hi.l,.,.ns yell. Thi... imin.'.lial.ly l.n.ke up Ihe e,mn- 
cil, nii'l ev.-ry niiin ran In his pi.si," 

The encainpliient was of lh.> iisiial lonn. Th,' iiil'inlry ;.i.,l nn.ni.n were in 

the rri.nt lin,', Ihe e pany of Capl Mill,,! on Ih.' ri;..M. Ihilhrs in ih.. eenler 

iili.l AI.'Nan.l.Ts .111 Ih.' l.'I'l. Maj.^r itall's .s.pia.iron oei'iipii'.l Ihe ri^'hl nntl 
one hair i.r I III' r.-ar line : I '..I. Simrall's re^'iinent llie left, nn.lt he oilier Inilf of 
Ihe rear line, Th,' atla.k was eommenee.l at the iin^le formeil hy Ihe left of 

from lli.'i'nlrameof Ihi' ri-lil to llie left of Hall's s,pia,lr,Mi. Everyman, 
nni,','r, ami sohli.'r M.....I linn, iinin.al.'.l an.l eiieonra-.'il .-.a.'h oilier. Alter nii 

p-,'alhis.s. Kill. ','11 Iii.lians were loiiml .l.'a.l on the hallleflehl, ami many 
more were prohahly earrie.l away. The Iii.Iian foree enj:a-,;,l in llie hallle was 
ilih'riorlo Ih.il of C.l. ('ainph.'ll, whose l..ss was rep.irl.'.l al ei;;lit kilh'.l nn,l 
oll,ersnfterwar.l,l>ii,,-„f llo'ir wo.iml.s. 
taken prisoners w.r,' ii.arly all .Miuisi.s, aiel in,hi,l,.,l 
niiioii- Ihosi' who eoiiipos.'.l .'Silver H.'.'ls' l.aii.l. Th,' villa;.'.'s ,l.'slr.,y.'.l wer.' 
silnal.'.l ,in Ihe hanks .,f Ih.' rii.r, al poinis fill,'.'ii or Iwenty niil.'s .lislant 
from ils jniielion wilh ih.' Wiilia^li, lli.' site of ihe |irineipal Jlissis.sinewji 
villaj;.'. " l.ii'lll. Col, Caniplnll -, Ml l«o ni,',s.sa;;i's l,i ill,' Di'lawar.'S, who liveil 

Ihi'se imssa'.-rs I,.- ,xpivs.,',l liis ' r.'(:rel al iinf.irlnmili'ly killing' somo of iheir 
people,' iin.l nr-,'.l Ih.'in I,. move l„ Hie Shawanoe s,'lll,''iii,',il .,li ihe All;;lail,.e 
lliver." Not lout; afti-rwar.l, ihe Delawar,'», willi a small n,iiiil«'r of Miamis, 
iiiove.l In the Sliito .if Ohio, an.l there plaecl tli,'nis..lves iin.hr the proleelion 
of tlio tTnileil States (iovernnient. 

An expeililion, eoinposeil of nhont one hnmlrcd and Ihirty-scvcn moimted 
men nnder tlic eoniinaml of Col. Joseph Hnrlh.ilomew, in .Tune, I.HIS, slarteil 
from Vnlonin townnl the Delaware lownB on the west fork of White lliver, 
with the intention to surjiriHC nnd punish Rorac hoetilc Indiann supposed to be 



orly-l 



in;; of the ITlh, Capl 
Ihelrail, amlpiii'sm'<li 



I,'.l nen w,re or,l,r,',l 

hill, hefore llu'y eoiihl eom,' near lo Ihe surviving' Imlian, li 
inio s.inie hriish ami hill himself One of Capl, I'.ylon's raii'^-.T-, h. 
Innii his horse ..n relnriiinj;, was e.,nsi.h'rahly in lli,' r,-ar, ami. eoniii 
nn,l unexpeele,lly on lli,- Imlian wli.i lia.l eoo.'.ah.l I 
ami dan-erously woiiml,-,! ihroii-h Ihe 1,11 hip. The 

set out on Ihe Imlian trail, llie main fme iii"V,',l on l„ lli,' lo«,r lown. Th,'y 
found no fresh appearanee of In.liaiis Ihi'ri', hut inmli of ih.'ir having some 
time iirevi.ursly fr.',|nenled it lo carry off cm. Th.' lowi-r lown liail, fr,mi 
nppi'arane,'S, heen liurnt early in Ihe winlir. Wi' fonii.l at all Ihe l.iwns, from 
800 lo l.lino hnshelsof ,'orn, ali,l, dis,'ov,'iiiij; that Ihe lioslile rn,lians were 
making' ii.se of it, [wc d,.slroye,l it], W,' eomi'ivi'il it was Ih,. m„r,' ne,'es.sary 
to d,. this, as Ihe eom woiihl, if not .leslroyi'.l, enahl,' eonsi,l,'rahle ho,li,'s of 
the enemy to f.dl upon nnd harass o.ir fno'iliiT llavin- ihe w.mn.l.'.l man 

to take care of, wli.nn w,' lia,l l,i ,'arry on a liors,. Iill,r, ii was ll -lit prnd.'nt 

to relnrn lo Valoni.i, al wliieli plaie we aniv,',l on ihe L'IsI [.Inn,']," 



imsi'lf h.' was fir,',: 
In.lian lion mail,' 



CLIAl'TER VI. 

I'rrmvnl HUrlrhrs nf N„l,ii Iwlini, Ch.iriirlns-Tnmninnl-Whilr Ki/r^- 
Ciljilnill rip,—Ilii,l;nwinhl,is--l -ui^hihi Killlnnl;. 

A MONT. Ihenneienl |l,'laware worllii,'s," ,says ThatehiT,* " whose eare.-r 

shall nienlion only the name of Ihe ilhislrioiis Tamen,'n,l, This iii.livi.hial slamls 
foremost in the list of nil the ;;real men of his nalion in any a-,', Jle was a 
mi-lily warrior, an niToniplisheil slali'sinaii nml a pure ami lii-li-miii,le,l pnlri,,t. 
[ii pri'vale life he was slill more ,lisliii-uisli,.,l for his virli..-», than in piiMi.' f.ir 
his l.ilents. His eoniilrymen conl.l only aee.mnt l',.r llic p,'rf,'elions lh,y 
iLserihcl l,i liiin, hy supjiosin- him lo lie fivoreil wilh lli,' spei'ial eoinmniiiea- 
ti,,na of ill., Ilreiil Spirit. Af:e.s have elaps.'.l since his d.'alli, htil his nn'inory 
Trim" Rlill fresh iinninjr llie helliwan's of 111.' Itisl eelllnry. 

old ehienain was reeo^niz.'.l hy lli. 'in as almost a siiini, his name wiis iiiserle.l in 
the enlemlars, ami llie Isl day of May aniinally eel.'hrat.'.l ,xh Ihe " l'',s||vnl of 

ee,s,sion ihron-h the sircels of I'liilaih'lphia, iheir hats d,'i',iralcd wiih looks' 
tails, and pnieeedcd Iti n sylvan remlervons out of town, wliieh they call,',l llie 
W'i'/wiitn, where, after a \nu^ Inlk or sptveh had h,'en dclivcre<l, nnd the 
Cftlnmrt of friendship ]inAsed nrmiml, the remainder of the day was spent in 
high festivity. A dinner was pre]iare.l, and In.lian diiliees performed on the 



IIISTOUV OP HAMILTON (X)UNTY, INDIANA. 



trrivn," 'riii- , ■.!-(. MM .•.■:.sr,l, linivrvcr, ii I'rw v.;ir> Mll.T tlir ,■,.,„ I, iM.ni „r 


uiilliiininiu, wlii-n "r,i-iii's'' sliiiiil.l li,' liiiniil mil nf iiiru'e, nliil "linliesl nu'll " 


j.rar,' I'rnui llir Kr.l inf. .ni.iil im, :, mjiikmhI. Iln- hmI..| . InrI' II i.lM.I ni 


,'iil ill Willi siii'li n mnki'-iip. Ii" ...iiliI iii.f lliil l.i lii'inuu' tlie ri'liiiliT of 


tlu- vi.il, UN nl' |'lnl:.,irl|,ln;,, (!„' mmI "C I lie i„l.i.„l llrl.iU.MV. i,,.,! llir un.\.\l,- 


arlili.'.' "li.'Ui'ViT li.'ll.'l- ui'iliM's Inil'sl. lui'l ";is ".nlr'.ll.'il l,y lu'.liv.'s of si'lf- 


„r ll„. sr,,',,!,.,.,,!!, ,TMlMry, :IIMl.li.'.l;.l..iMt ll,rv..,r Ills.". TI,r.,„,Hv „!■ ,S/ 


,-l,ii,'-s rallii'l'llian l,v priuiipl'', .'V|"'''l in- in all .'"iiliri'Ui'.'s "l.ii inpiiliz" llio 


'/•.....m.n.y :,|.|ir:,|-s 1.. W.nv Wm\ ils nriKill :HM..n..- llio .iirlj ;,, r, Is ,.1' 


llilnkiii',. n.i.l lalkiii'j" ll''aii'l Ills parlvwir.' ll ls|",k.'n "n.'iui.'s of 


T.„„„rn.l, 


111,. .'.,l.'iii-is, aii'l, "L'li 111'' ..'iii.ii.iii'liii'.' "Ili'.r i.nlii' l!iili-li -j;inis"u al. 




Drlr'.ll iil''l"l'.'.l 111" .M"I.im:u h.ill- "11 III'' ^^'l-'|l,.'li: 1" i'l' laki'n I'l Clin- 


Till- 'III' r i- Willi' II ■!- "Hi'' lil-l cil'liill ;ni1"ir' ill-' I''l:l\\ Ill's '' His 


nila «illi lli.'ir pii'-sls, ,l,'a,l ,.r nliv,-, Capl. Pipe, will. Ins LiUiiwirs, j.iin,.! 


lie 11'' !• II 1 \ "1 ill'' 1 I'l IW Ml'- -ll I'll' '■"llillirll'''tlli|ll "t" llii' II''\"Inliiin ill 


Il.<ll-Kln.fs Imiiil III I'liliin'r lluil ,,r,ler. Tlu- r,-siilt of iliis e.\p,',|iii„ii wns 


llu-enplure nf Iliis pie ami llieir .snl.j.elii.u lo <ruelli,'s lillle Inlli-r limn 


177."l-7i;, Al lii:il lilil" II" ".IS ll.'.l'i 'lll.'l "I' 111'' TmiIIi' lilMll'll nC lIli- |li'|. 


,1,'atll. Alter llieir arrival nl |)"l mil , .I LOnii'l Imlinu ,'oiiu, ll wn-. ,'.il,v,'l„'d. 


inviii's, ,„„| ,.,-i,i,.,i iiilllii,, ■ 


nl ul,i,'li w.-r.' i'i'.'-,'nl lar-'' miiiil" r- "f v.iii"iis liil"-. iiii'lii'liii'j ('.ipl. I'ip"'s 


I'l'i'ii 111" .ii'.iiii ',!■ N'l.i-un i»''-, ill iTTi;, 111' i.'':iiii.' 'iii'.r-.i'ii'iii.'riiis 


uiu'ii'ir- "li'i liail i'l-l 1. luni'.'l 1 a s..;'l|'iii^ '.\|".'lili"ii. " illi l"iir "1 llu- 




MmaM.in uii-ii'iiari.-. "Ii" h.i'l I"." -iiiiiiii"i."l al lIu' iii-laii"' "f Capl. I'lpe 


'' l""lll'll I'll"' 111- I'lllll'l |i"-lll'.ll ..1 lll-l .'"llll-''"l I'l 1 11' W'.'l'l 


ami "lli.Ts '.f lli- l.aii.l I'l 11, 111'' iii.iiiii'ii.iii''" "1' ll""li:ii'j'- :''j;iiiis| ll,,' 








"n-",i''i-. ll'liT'' 111.' ''i.iir.r'ii'.' »..- .'ii'l.'l. 111.' iiiii."''ii'''' "k III.' 1111-1. 'iiai-i.s 






l,"',i'„',l., iii'iin,' .i'_.", .iiilli'.ii/'.r I'l I'M'i-.i-'' III'' liiii'li -III,,! i.lli','. 


Iri!s'''il'!i!!l''lk''m '!mM,',' !'''''"'!!'lrim^^ "Tlir^m- 


"'"'-■ ^'' ''"■ '" "' '•'■ il'"I"'"-I'''"^ 'I'""'- '"■'■ "!■" >"l>-l i'"-l'l'- 


|',„l',i,, "Til" mi-i ii's nl" liili""'lil. W lial llii'S liavi- ilnU". 1 li.'y Wire 


'''"'"""' ill'- "I'll'' |"'"l'l'' 1" ill'- "■llllll'V. I l,l\"l ll.l'' I'l ill'' lll"\' lll'lll ill 


,.„ii|"'II.'.l I.I .1.1. \V,. wr,' I'l 111. nil''. Wi' l"r.''''l lli.ui 1" il wlun lli.'y 


'"'""''"'""""""'""'"""'""""'; "-i""r'' " 111 'III ■> 'i"'i 'II" 1' 'iiiiiiy 


r.'lii-i'.l," r.'li'iriui; 1" llu' iunrprelaluin of eirlaiu lellers 1., ll,,' Ikkiwar,' 


!'ii"ri'!" itjl-l "I '-"m!!.! '.'Ir,„"!,t,- ''ir"'l|''i-'m"-l i;!r'""nl'iM"i''lil''- 


,I,i,'f, r,',','iv,',l fnnn I'illsluirL-li. Sulise.pieully, lie sni.l : "1 u, v, r w i-li, ,1 










ln'„l ,,„| |,„| 1,,, ,„ ,1 !,,„ 1,1',, „|,„ 1,, ||„, ,„„-i|,„,„,| ,,|' i|„. i;„.|i„.,', , ll' 


al"U'_- l.iin iln|",s,s| n|"'n ami iinpi.rlniu'.l I" d.. wlinl 1 .li.l l.y lIi"-.' ulio .1.. 


.,^„,._, ),,, ,,„„. ,,„,| 1 ,i, ,„_ ,„ i; , ||„, ,,| ,„ ,,|' „ |,„||,._.,.r,'iii uiii.in will, ili,. 


mil l.n.'llii'in; ami ii"W w li.n lli.-.' ".l.' 1.. -|"'ak llirj liiiu',- lli. ir li.'a.l- LaMii'.- 


iji,, 1^1, ,,,,,,,,, ll,,, \,,,, ,,,.,,, 1 , \\ I,,:,. I'll,,. u;i- '-i.'i'iiii'il 11 "ri'iil iiiim 


in.' I.I ''Mri.al'' ni\-.'ll all.T I'Uiii'j ."ir l.illii r llilii'_-s llu'V I'a'l .li.lal.'.l niul 


1 1,., ,,,,,, ,,,„., (' ,,, \\|,,|,. |.;v,.. „ ,, 1,,, ^1, 1,11, nil.'il'. I'll sniii'i'ilir -is 


p.'r-il.i.l'''l 111" 1" l.'ll liiin ■• .Ml.r llii- In' lii"l n , s'liiparalivily ,|,ii,'l lile 




unlil III,' lini.' "f liis ilialli. wlmli "i. iiii"l .ils'iii llu-yinr |.''<|.'^. 


"'" •'- '"' -'■' ■■ " ■'' ''I'l" "'""■ ■! '"''"■ |"'sM>.iiis r''-,"'''liM'lv '"'. iii'i'-l l,_v 




'"■'!j,| ,„,.,. „|',i ,,„. ,„■,,„,, i„,,ir,,'i i„,"i,Mi„,'iii,' iii'iiiii- iii'ii 


11. iK.iMISIIM vs 


lliry Ii:i'l 11'. I'.ii'.'i'ii "illi .'ilIi'T llii' lliili-li "1' Aiii.ri.'iiii-. Willi.' III. 11' W'lr.ir'' 


" A ui'.r.' iii.li'l p' r-"i,a'_"' in In- "wn ' limn even I,o-nn, wns llie Del- 


l|i';irl.\ s,l'_.'_-"-l.'l till' I'.'ll'.V ^'s U.ll .1- III.' I'l'i'l'll'IV ..r li..illil;illilliL- nill l.'iil 'I'' 


„",,T' Uii'k.'iij.iIi'I.i-, nil" f"-'' ll Ill si.,ii"U of ll priviile wnrrinr lo lie, 


ri'Iiiii'.ii- "illi Ii'.lli. MS III'' li-ii'' ri'Lili'iii S""ii iill.i' III.' I'.'i iii'iii'iil "I'lli.' 


as ll.,k,«,l,l'r ,.,II- 1,1111, il„' l„','l war ' lli, r of Ids niilioM. Tlml wriler 




sp'.iks "1 liiiii al T,i-,..,r"ras, as ,arly as 1 THJ , .ni'l llu' I'liiellnill aernrdile.'ly 


ii.'Liu.in- «.i- ii'i.i 111 rnisi'iii'ji, "iiii :i M." 1" .'-"iiiiiii'iL- ll"' -i.iiii- '.r ll'.' 


r'iiiiii'l..l Iiiiii "fill.' I'l. 1, "lull, in IT><1 111' visili'l 111.' si'lllcinenl.s of llie 


lilll'l illl'l 111. 11' .|l.|"'-lll ;i-l-l III'' Ullll-Ii "1' "Ih'l"!-''. 'Ill'' S.'ll.'.,l-, 




IIS ll,.' r''i.i-'-.'iii:iin''- '.nil' ."iir'"l.'nii.'l nil"'- i.^ix Niiii'nis 1, wrr,- llu' I'lwiiii- 


elinlnekrislle of llu' limn, for nil wrilrrs n;;ree in npn s,i,li„'_- liilii as fiavliss, 


I'l.'ii- "1 ll" l!iiii-li "ill-'', mill li.'i" '1 111 ii-i' III" iii'sli-,. i.l' 11,,'ir iiwii wiirlili.' 


frnnk and nnimmniinmis. It ,s|,oiil,l lie preliiis,,! ll,nl li.' I,v,'l m, ll„' 


,'S|'I"1I- .1- ;i liiiiili- .'I' -..lllllii; III.' ''"-"|"l:ill"li .if Ihc |,,.|U'..rill |),.l,iw„rcs. 


Miami, anil, lieiii- rallier in the llrilish iiilensl, was .li-p"-,,! i,, „,,i,l, 


\\l,,l,' V.y- i''|,i'''s'.|il''.l 111" i„l'r,'s|s ,,r 1,1- nil"' :,ii.l r.'ri|s".| l.i 1,,. nu'i'.l iiiln 


,piile eh,s,.|y the uu.veuu'nis of tlu- p,'n,'e parly. \Vl,al l„- ,l,,l. l,'iw,.v,r. 


Miliiiii-i.Mi N"l"illi-hiii'liii'_' 111.' ll''l;i",ir''s liii'l lii'i'i, ri'iT'si'li'''! Iiy llii'ir 


he ili'l op.iily, nml he mvir lu-silalcl splain hiiii-ilf "illi the salni' 


li.iii'.'Iily .'.11' r.Ts "Illi I'.'iii',' iiniy i- ."„.,.— siiI'iulmI.'.I. 1 In "" iii-'ili'iil 


Iri'i'i.'in.'t 




In I7s:i. Cnpl. I'ipe, luniii'_' sent him w.ird not lo siilTer any of the fhris- 


Km- 


linn Imlinns, who had heen un.l.r the inslriictinn of llie Jloravian mlssion- 


■ 1 k„..«-," siii.l 111' f.-mv,'ly. "I know w.'ll, lliiil y ■..iisi.lf.r ,is n ,•„„- 


arie.-., 1,1 1,-avc his lerrilory, Hiiekniijiahela.s answercl the iluperlinenl re,pi,'.s|. 


-l.l.r.il TM,ll"l,-ns wilii'ii-iisyiir iiiU'ii'irs V"i, liav,', say vmi. slinrti'l,,.! 


in the following' emphatie laii,-nn^e : llaviii:; first, in f;enernl terms, saiil llinl 


.llir 1"^- mill {.III |"lli",:,ls .,„ i,s' \„i, siiy vn l,„vi' ^-ivrli us ii li.ic :ii„l a 


h,' iv'inl.l m.x.r pr.'v.iil ihein fi'.iiu piiu;.' 1.. ih.ir tenehers. he eotilinued— 


iiiriil'iiiiii'l.r. 1111.1 1. 'I'l us I'l I'l. ml iiml i"'iiii.l I'"!- v.iu //.;ii iii<ii.i/nii iriuilnrs! 


"Aii'l why 'li'l y.ii e.xpi.l thi'in? Hi'l 1 lu'l l.'ll yon li<-fi,r,>linn,l, Hull ifyoii 


jiul 1'i.ik 111 i„r. Am 1 ii"l lull •jr""ii,,iii'l liiiM- 1 ii.il n wiirriiir'.s .Iri'ss? Ayf, 


di'i'V,' ll,'' t.a'lui's "If, ihi' h.Ii.'Mie,' 1 mli.ins woiilil follow lliem ? l!iil, yoil 


i inn „ UMin, iin.l llu-s.' iir,' lli" nniis ol' i, iiinn [sli.iwinj; liis niusk.'l]; iiiul nil 


woul.l not list,.,, to ,11,-. mill now «,• los,- In.lli ! Who, think ynil, is Hie eniisc 


lluil .'.uiiilrv [wiiviu- his limul |.r.u,.llv In llu- ilirrdinn .if llu- Alli-^-luuiv 


of all the disnst.'rs wliii'h linve lielalhn Hie.se Jieople ! / .•.'.ly .V". .'— //m,.' 


IliviT], nil ll.iit iiliy iin llu- nllur siili- uf lluil wiiIit is mm.." 


who lhr,'ale,ie,l lliein with di'striu'lion ! Jou, who i,isti,-nlid the Wynmlot.s 


II.' uiiiiiiliiiiii'il liis iu.li'|.i'ti.l''iu'i' .,r I'liiniii'l.'r in I'vi-ry rii'iy iir.l.'iil llimu^'li 


In net Hie tr,'a,'lu'rolls pnri they ili.l— a^-reeiu- with Ihelii, Hint, as a n-eompi'iise 


whi'li li,'|,i,-s'"l, .I'M'. 1,1, .ill-, in nil ii-ui'.,l liriiis, 111" Iri'iis.in ..I'll," ri'.l luiiii 


for 11,,'ir s,'rvi,','s, they .should l.e eiilill.d lo nil llu- pliiii'hr tlu-y eoiiM liiy 


1" lli"ii'""iiiliMii''n iiii'l lli'ii' lii'si iiiliri'sls. II" ili.'.l III l'liil:iili'l|.liiiiin ITSII, 


h.ild of 


■,...'.1 iL'ny.',.;, 


Wliili- he was not an inslriiimnl in tlu- li mils of Hie Itrilish to d.i iheir 


C.UT.MV I'll'K. 


Lidding', nor siilijeil to tluiii, the (jnat ehii'llniii was llu'ir ally, ami nn loii;;i'r 


Ills liilMi, iiiiii'-. ii'i'T'llii' III II"l,''",'l'l''r, u.is |l.,,,.,i-,';,i, (,, l.ilin,.,.,, 


Hu'irally, even, than th,-y In-ated him ill a manner Kuilahle lo that lapaiity 


i,ll«. , <iil,-..' ,1, iillv li.'",.v,'r 1 ,' u s Li,,wi In 111,' lilli' K.,-..i''si'li 1 ,11 1 „ 


ami to his own eharaeti-r.' As sileli ally, wiehlln;; the inllnenei- of the must ilis- 


l„i 'll,.' u,.,k' 1 '..r 'l.,\li.'.|il 1 ' lu'iiis ,'l.iv ii,' "'iis'i'U,' „f III" iiu'sl ".usili, ni.'l 


liiiL-uislied warrior in llu- Indian oonfedeney, in Hic interest of the llrilish, he 


..rill" ".ir ',i|.l:illls „r 111,' ll.'liiw.ins, liiill- :i |.l ilu'i|,:il lllii'l' nf llu- WnlC 


inihieed the Indians In coininenee, as well as to eonlinne, the war a-ainst the 


l.r.iii.li ..r iliiii mil". As ,'„ui|,iii',',l Willi ('apt. Wlill,- Kyis, li" was ilm ini;.. 


Amerieans. Naturally, iherefurc, lie eoiilidenlly relied on ihem fur support 


rinr „r llial jiislly ii'lrlinili'il nnninr in nil timt <^m-» lo iiiak<> up ^.-iniiinc 


and prnteetinn in an emerneney. In Ids expeelations for prnleilioii, he was 


n.ilillily nf rlinriu't.-r. Willml, luiwi-v.-r, nsulo rrnin Ills iiiiUmanl aniliiliim 


disapiKiinle,!, a« the seipiel shows. In Hie eiijja^'elnenl of the Ulltli nf An;;nst, 


iiiiil jinliiiisy, IiIh want nf tlic ilinrnclcrisiie inn^-nnniiiiily of liin nnliun, lie wn.i 


17!ll, wliieli resulled in a cmnplolc vielory fur Gen. Wayne over Hie eomhim-d 


n uri-iil iiuiM mill iiiil<-il wnrrinr, n rcprmrntntivc innn n( tlui Wnll' liilH-. Ili.n 


hostile (rihes, aided, it is said, by two eoinpaniefl uf llrilish militia from 


ninliiii.iiu. priK'livitii-j. iiiiuli- liiiii wnrliltc, cncr;;<-iic, rostlum. Hroniliiii,' over old 


Dolroit-thcn it was, in the faee of all lluir proto-tations of friendship fortho 


rcsciilinpiil.s, lie pniiU-d fur rcvcii(,'p, nnil longed fur llic couiiii|5 of llie pulilinil 


Indians, the piteg of Ii'ort Minims were shut ayuiii.st Ids n;trcnting nnd 


~^Th.Ul.rr-II.cko,olJ.,. 


•Th.lcl„.r,If,r. IB. 1 Thalchrr'. Bio,., II., p. 17SJ 



lU^TOUY UF HAMILTON CoUNTY, INDIANA. 



KII.MirrK (<1KI,KI,K.MKN1)) 

nf (l„- llflawnrcs, nnil was lli,. s„„ of 



unundf.l warriiTS, aflcr llic ImIiIi' mIu.Ii rcsiiltcil so disnstrimsl.y to tlii'Tri. This 

ririiMiKl:ini-i' o|ii'n(il llic .v.s ,.t' ili.- iliiiflain, mid he dctrnnincd upon nn wi\s nls' 

"" l'"li' I"'""'"- «i'l' '!"■ I'"i'''' ■'^l^"'-S ""'1 "total idmiidoiiiiii.iit of the Killl.Mik ) (1 1.l.r, n ,l,i,flain of lii-1, runown inM..n- his |.r,,|,l,., Killhiiik 

"rili-h. Ilic v.niupT, Iho snl.jc.rt of this sk<.t,li, Kns ono ..f ihr most ,-.„,s,,i,M,ons „f 

.\i-.or.linL'i.v, lio asM ,„l,l,vl Ins r.in^,i„ii,u- warriors and pnd.arkcd th.^n in lh..sp noli 1 in the |.rovisioi,s of tlio In'al.y at I'ort M.lntu.h. i„ 17s:.. 'JMio 

ran.Ts. d.si-oio- to pro,-,,,! „p iho riv.T. and svn.l a tla- of trnn- to Kurt I pr..visinn spniailv alludrd to, is as follows ! 

Wayno. A- lo. appro;,, hr.l ill,. Ilnlish loll, h,- was r,-,pu.sl,.d to land, aiul ho j " It is aL-nnl that tli,' |l,.l.iwar,. ,hi,.|s, K,-I,lainan,l (K.llhoik) or Col. 

di,l so " \VK:,I 1,:,>,. v" l">i.v I" ni,..' ■ sai,l h,. a,l,lr,.ssin-lliooni,Troflho Honry ll,ai,-.i,piish,s.s. or Ih,' Hi- Cat; \Vi,„,alir„l, or ('apt. Whit,' Kyi's, 

,lay. !!,■ »a-aMM.,,.,| ll,.,l lh,-,„n„Mai.,lio,i;oni.vr,l,-ir,sll,.,-p,.ak wilhhiin, who took iiplho hat, lot f.ir ll,,' I 'nit, ,1 .'^lal,s. ami their families, shall' he 

Tl„',hi,r, m r,hi.ii.-:,i,l -T1„M ho iM,,y ,..n„. Iot,'." "Ho will n,il do [ r.sviv,sl iolo th,' I),la«an- l,,,li"0. in ih.saoi,. sil„ali,,n ami rank as hoforo 

thai,' Ih,- „lh,,r r,-p,io,l,,l, " an. I y,„i «ill o,.l 1„. snllclril to pass tlio fort, if ih,' «ar, ao,l ■■op.y Ih.ir .hi.' porli,.lls of 111,' lao.ls l„ ll,,' Wyaioh.l aiol D.'la- 

y.„i .1,. n„l ,„inply,' " Wh:,l sh;,ll pr.v,,,! n,,','" promptly rcl"rt,-,l ih,. I war,, i.al i..os in li„« In.aly, as folly a- if Hoy li.ol ii,,t lak,,,' part « ill, Ano-r- 

,.xa.sp,.ral,.,l ,lii,.f " Th.'s,-, ll„. „n„.,r sai,l. p,iio(ioi: to the ralinon— hrisllio- iia." Ili^ nam,.. 1 1, hl.im.ml. si-Mili,.,l ,. /,„,/,,. Inil was ,all,.,l Killl.mk, 

I far not 

kmiwnasKilll k,.lr. 

J,ik,. Cai.l, Whilo Ky,.s. 1„. had a,.,-,.plc.d tli,' oni,-o of rhiif , luring- tho 

Ifurlh.T minority of tlio 

l!rilisl,a.salli,..s, I'ipo. froii 

.konu'ahola.s foiTo.l (o aha 

1 t..olion of ll„. An 



Aflor siiir,.riii- Ih,. Aim.ricaiis to d,.filo yon 
tlioni, y.iii raiinot oxp,.,.| to friLdilcn Hii,-'k,.i 



off. 



.Ml naw« 






Itlilish. It is sai,l of him. also, thai m. Chrislian knii;lll \ 
lllous in p,.rf,inniliir all his inpip.lmnls, and lie liail all til,' ipi, 
•oat hiro. Ilo di,.,l in I.SIM, sliorlly alliT the tri'iily al \ 



they were tlioroii;:lil 






. halr,.,l ol 


his,.,|,.lMi..S 


an,l ,Hil,j,.,.|,.,l 


ill! In ^-re; 


1 il,di;..nily, to sii,.|i 


lent, im ,1 


that h,. w: 


s. hy th,.iu, or,h. 


,.,1 to he s 


hoi on si-hl. 1:, a 


irs, he join. 


,1 Ih,. Chris 


iaii Imlians. ami 


lived iimh. 


their prol,.,.|ioii. 11, 


iiliiriii._- far 


roll! hoiu,.. 1 


St Ih,. Mnns,.ys 


shoiihl niiK 


and kill him. II,., 


full lellowsl 


ip wilh this 


ha.,,1, in .lanuar 


y, l.'^II. n.. 


.,1 al.oiil ,.i^llly y,.ar 



PPvE-HlSTOKlC PEiMOD, 



CHAPTER I. 



,f..l. .„„! ih.ir r.r- I 



Tlz; 



ISS of 1 



.-a /, 



,1, and ,1,. 
n„rlnllil fol 



lie wa.s kii 



ih,. riiiii.- ,,r a l,,^t la,.,.. Half n ecniu 

of the elenu.nts of f,',.uins, well dev,.lope,l in the riliiains so iiiimeroil.sly hii.ml 
alon- Ihcyalleysof the |.rineipal rivers of In, liana. Ohioan.l other >liddle and 
Wi-slorn Stales. " Tlii'se remains," .say.s n re,.,.iil writir. " have boon carefully 
exainini.d, and, after lon^ and patient iinesli^ations, tlic arelijoolo;^isf. Iia.s 
arrived at oertain defiiiilo ooneliisions, nlid so a]i|iaroully neouratc are they that 
«,. may Rafoly say that wo are very well aopiainled with this lost raoc. By 
what appellations'th.y were known durlii- lli,.ir o.vislenee is [yet] p.ast fin.lin- 
out. They have he,.n ejilleil the Moiin<ll!uil,l,.rs, on aeeoiinl of the innnnier- 
ahle inonmls wliieli they ereiliil. ami wliieli ninaineil iiiilil the mlvent of the 

not h-ss than tliirtei.i, thonsami, imlmlin^' liolh mounds and iuelosure.s. Within 
n railius of hfty miles from the in,.iilh of the Illinois Itiver, in Iho Slato of 
Illinois, there lire ahont five Ihoiisaml nioumls." Tlio extent ami viiricly of 
thi.so in Iho State of Ohio wonlil seem to indieiile that tlioro the country was 
most densely populated by them, and, certainly, not without a purjioso, since 
the rcpioni: so gcnonilly oocupied hy them, eonsistin;; n( a (ireat system of 
plains, seem W(.|| a,lit|itod to the wants of ft people apparently nccnstoined to 
a;;rieullural pursuits, who, thereliiro, exercised prcat f,iresi;;ht and wisdom in 
seleclin;; ami (KTiipyin;; such a loealily. " This whole country affords a pcr- 
fiTl system of navigation. The Alle-Iiany rises, on the borders of I/akc Kric, 
at an elevation of nearly seven hundred feet above the level uf the lake and 
one thousand thriK! hundred feet above the sen. A boat may slart from within 



seven mill's of Lake Krie. 
Connewan-o or Ca.s.sa,la-a 
inlolhetlulfof Me.xh,.. I 

lhe-i.,.at natural ailv a^, 

si.ot of North .^liieri.a. ivi 



om McLean's ".Mouml-lii 
" The ancient remains, e. 



.i-hl of lliillalo. a,id float ,h,ivn 
v. lloii,,. into Ihe Ohio, and Una 



will he fiiun.I , 
of works of c, 



dilhr.r.i pnip....- Tin lir.i ,. rliar.i, I, I i/.,.,l hy hcin- hounded by enihank- 
m,.iil.s,,ii,iii,nali:il.onsorwal!s, ami imlml,. forliri,-ali,.ns or slron-bohls, sa, id 
indosures and numerous iniseelhineous works, mostly syiiiliielrieal in slrueliire. 
Under the second head we have the true inouiul buildiiii^. which eouslitiileoue 
(;enend or sln^de system of works, anil iiieliide what has been specially desi;;. 
nated saerificii.l, temple, scpulebral, symbolical and anomalous." 

csling class of these remains. They are nia.ssive, somelimes of ;:r,at ilinieu- 
sions, and ri'i|nired f^reat labor in their eoustruclion. Their unniher is ^-n.at, 

from three Iwl to thirty, ami iu'Insin^ areas of from one acre to four hundred. 
Indosures of from one to lllly acres are common ; ol two hmidreJ acres, not 
infrerpient, and of ;;reatcr extent, only occasioimlly met with." 

" A large proportion of the inelosures arc r(.;;iiiar in outline, beinf^ con- 
structed in the form of the sipiare, circle, panill,.lo^'ram, ellipse ami poly;;on; the 

terraces, and the irregular works, being used as places of defense, arc made to 
confonu to the nature of the brows of Ihe hills upon which they arc situated. 
The square and circle frcfjucntly occur in combinalion, and arc either directly 
eonniTled with ea(.h otlier,or else by avenues incloseil by panillcl walls. Nearly 
all the einliunkincnls pvo evidence of having been fully comphlod. A few 



HISTORY OF IlAMll/roN COUNTY, INDIANA. 



... nrr on i«..l;llc.l l.ill- «illl l.r..il.l 
c- ..f :, i.|r..ni:l...l.l. WIi.'M sii.li 



n„|,,,f kllnll.. 

' i'\:ui.hi,- ..r 









..II ,.r Nlll.l IIM.I.T llirl.i, ■n„,r l„i^|,l 
S nliLV.' III.' Il.||...'.lil 1.^.1 1. Ill 



..r M..II.', A;.-Mill, III.' 

1.1 ls;,.|.U,.| .,||.,„|||. TIl. 



■,| W.T.. V,lli..l|-., .I.'|..'l|.lill 
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HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. '^ 


slum-...!- Ihis l.nim-li ..f llic ii,.,iMrv is well prrs,,,!..! in llir r..ll„win;r oxtrict 


Valloys. So the Moinul-l!uil,k-rs appear lo liave reml.-il fnm. the lakrs to 


_ lr..ni l!iilil«ii.'« "Aiu'iriil AniiTii':i." 


the S,.Mth." 


"'I'hcy WW. uii.|U.'.sllMh:ihh A ri.-iii :<lmrii;iiM's 1 nnl i i.^niiits 


"The existiii- remains .sh„w th.-y hail, nnrlli of the Ohio Uiver, ii siren- 


I'l IIM'llirr ...nClcnl. 'I'hnl npiu'ill-s In !»' III.' 1IM..I rrMM.Mi.lil.' Ml:-.'slinn 


line nl- r,irlt'es.s,'s al,.,,- the (ireat .Miami, I'mm ils month lo l'i.|,la, with 


wlil.li ;.-il - lli:il III.' MoMn.MllliMrr- .HM.r . ,rij M,,, 1 1 1 l|-,.„, M,-vi,„ nli.l 


ii.lvaii.'.'.l «,.rks ,„'ar(Mi,r,l „ii,l K„l„ii,an,l will, a iiMi.siv.- w..rk in I'.iir ..f lliis 


Clili.J A.iMii.a ll ,Ai.i,-,ii- 11. ..UN l'...l- .nnnr.lr.l «illi 1 1„„- ivii.^iihs. In 


Ii,,,'. he Mill,' Mi.niii. :,l l''.,,! An.i.iil. Tli.r,' »as aiielliiT line en.s.iii- 


ll,.- lilV:,l \:M.\ ll„ir a...M |..,|,„l..n^ -rnl,.,„rMl^ «.|V ;.l ll,r> 1,. (',„„il,._- 


ll..' ,<, i,.l.. \':.II.'V 111 ('liilli,,.lli.'. an.l .'xl.'ii.lui'.' \\..| np lln- m.II.-v i.f I'ninI 


(V..ln M.'si.'n ;,„.l Cnl.,! Aim.,!.,,, lliri u.,„l,l i,.^,i, ll,,,. .,nl,-..„„l>,„i ll,,' 


Cr.'.'k 'I'l.,'..' .,',', Ii:u.','..ii-lil.il.'.l a l„„. .,1' |„., i„'.i„'i,l .LI'i'Ms.'. 


tillll C.i.-I, 1 .ili.'iu.n.l .„K.,.,.-.' ,.,..l..,,ll> .,|. ll,.' in,.- 1,, ll.,' 111,.,, \ :,ll.'y 


"'I'l,.' .il...,l„,ii. m.'I',' «,II ,1.,,.,',, ,1.1-,' ,.,.i,.,;illi v.Tv .In.l.L-, an.l n-.T.' 


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hav,' 1 11 lak.n l.y a..aiill l.y any iii.-ans 111.- naln.-s p...s..ss,'.l, ami liny «er,- 


n..l r,.,„.l, (ho .™sl „t iinj- ..ll.,', i„'.„l 


.«., e..i,slnn'l,',l as In eenhiin a sii|.ply ol'ival.T. Th.'y H'..nl.l 11..I I.e :.li;,n.|..iie.l 


"Tl„-ir,'..nslrii,'li..n» w.t.' - ,., ,., .1, -,.„ .,,.1 :„ ,:„,l'. i... .,l 1.. ll,....' r..,„„l 


iinlil the nalinns thai In-I.l llniii w.n- l.rnk.-n. \Vli<-n ih.-s.- w.r.- al.an.l..n.-.l, 


in M.'vi,',, i.ii.l C.'Mh',.! Ani.'ii.,, I.,l.,' ll,,' M.s,.»,. :„„l Cnlr;,! Aim.',„„„h 


Ih.-re was n.i r.-lieal, ex.-.pl a.'r...s llii' (llii.i. ."^..iilh ..1' lln- 1 llii.i, in K.nliieky 


ih.'V l.;..l „,;,i.v ..ni„' .,„:,ll.'r ^l,,,,,,,,,- !,,„,«„ ;,- /....„//,<, nil, 1 ;,ls., I;.,'::.. 


an.l 'i'.'nn.'...,'.'. iIht.' ar.- iiiiinv \v.,rk. ..1' .l.'l'.,,.,', I„il 11.. n.- p,,,..,-ssin;_' lln- liias- 


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siv,' I'hara.'l.'r ..1 p.'niiai,.'iil u..,k.|,k,' fh.' 1 ll.i.i .v.l.in 'I'ln-y a.'.-, e,,iiii.iir- 


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n„l r.inniiiL'. a. 111 (11,1... a .■,..,„, .'I,,l -\-l,'„, 'I'h.-y ar.- sinli works as a p.-.i- 


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pl.- .'apal.l.- ..r palllii'.; np ll,,- 111,,,. I,„l. i„,_'l,l .i.'.l, w l.il,' 1,,'iii;; -nnlnally 


S..1 (■|l„',.,„'i,',.l |„'„|,i,..,r >I,'V„,, :..„l \'„,':,t.,„, „.,',l u.„„l, M,l, ,l,i.',l l.li.'k, 


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n„'ll,.„l ..1 I>,„, «l,..l., ».ll. « ,. ll..' ,.,l.', ,. I"„,„l „.,nli.'l'..,'l.... 


Th.'.i- mniinils .,r ..l...'rv..li ..,' .i'_-,, ,1 .l.,l, ,„,l,,'.,l,' lli.- ,llr,'.'li,.ii 


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('l,„l..'„ h/,, .|„.,v. III.' |.,l.|.,...'i;.|- Mill. 1. Il..'\ «,',','.'..„. II', „l.',l in ll,.' Ml. 


Ill,' ,'J, i„l,.. :„|-,... 1:,.-. I',.„„ly. an.l .'xl ,'i.,l,„'j .l.,«„ 1 i'ik.- aii.l I'nkaway 


.i..,|.|.i N'.'.II.'V, Tl,.' r.'.,'„,l,l„..'.' 1. l„.l .1.1.' 1,. .1.:,, 


('...iiili... :,,,.l ... ..I1...1, ,1 ll,..l, ;., a r. » miiinli's. inl.'llii.-,'m'.- ..I'an appn.a. Iiiiiu 


" A v.'i'\ l.i'j.' I'l'.. |... I'll,.,, ..r III. ',,1,1 .|,,i.'l..,,'. in lll.i„:in,l liii'lh.r .....III. 


.-ii.'iiiv .',.,,1,1 1,.' tl.,-1,.,1 l.,.„, ll. I,n.,,,' Cninly In I'.irlF'mnnlh. 


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"I'Veiii .' 11 i,i..ii' 1.' lia. I.,',a, immi,;,.ra(i„n inl" M.-xi,„ rr.m, ihe 


(■xl.'nl — iir,' l,'ii';„',',| i;,.iii.l,ili..i,s l,„ 1 ,!,..'_., ,'.,,,1, il' ll..'\ «.'.,' .iln: 1 in 


i\,.rlh. (In.- (yp.'all.'ran..lh.-r has r,.ll,.w.-.l. In s.im,. ,-as.'s, ilill.'r.'nl l.raneln-s 


VlK'nl.'Wl, (ln,ll,'ni:il:i illl.i .S„.illi,',„ M, x„ ,.. 1 1,.'\ »,,.,l,l „.;., 1..' ini.t.k.n r'..r 


onln-sain.' laniily havesnee.-siv.-ly l'..ll,.».-,l .,i n,lher. H.-Hire tin- ( 'hrislian 


linylllill- ■•Is... Tl„. Ili-ll ll,...l„,l. ,1-". In ll,,' l«,. ,.;;„,„.. I,!',' ,.„,:,l knM.V 


era tin- Naln.a imnii.irralinn rnini 111.- .\..rlh ma.le its app.-arane,-. TIn-y wen- Hie 


lllik... In I...II, .',...'. ll..'V ,.r.' ].>.' ,1,1 ... .1, .|„'. i.n.l l,:n,' l,'X,'l sninniil. ..1' 


lonn.h-rs ..rili,-..|..n,- w.,rksin N..,'lli.-ni M.-xi.',i. C-rl.in emin.-nl' s.i, ■mists 


.■„n.i,l.'i;,l,l.' ,'M,„l ul,„'l, «,i,''i,.,. 1 \•^ . 1. ,,,«;, ^. ..„ 1 1,,- „,i|.i.l... 


have In-I.l lliat Hi.' N.li,..,. 1.. I,.i,.j.'.l l„ ll.,' ,- ihat ma.l.- the in. .111. .Is ..Plh.- 


Ml ll.,-.' ....... ...1. u,,,' ..,.,.,,,„ l.,l r,,r r.'li'.;i..iis n...'.. nn.l lln'y 


(Ihi.i ami ,Mi.-i..i|,|.i \.M,-y. I'.,ll..uil,_- lliis p..,pl,' , am,- til,- TlIi, as, an.l, 


,ir.., in ll„'ir u ,v. ;,. ,„.„ 1, „l,l.,' „. „„.v \\\r i;,,il,i.' .l.iir.'lM's."^ 


xvilh llnin. li^lil l'.';j,ii-l,..la»n up., 11 an,!, nl M,'xi.aii i„i-,,ili..n. Th.-y w.t.- 


I'l.. Ill 111,..' .l.l,..„i.|.. 1.11,1 »iii,il,ir „|.ii.i..i.s .'V|.i','..s,'.l LynlliiT I'liiin.iil 


eilllival.'.l, an.l .'..ii.lil iil.il a liramli ..I'll.,' .\..l..ia n.ii,ilv."t 


,„■. I,.','„l..'_;.i.. il i.iiiv 1,,' ...l.'ly iissinn...!, P.ir ll„. i,iir|,.«,.» nl'lliis «„rk, llial lln- 


As 1.1 ll,.- tin,.' ivli.'ii lli.'T„ll.','. .'nl.,,,| ,M, xi.'„, th.-ie is ;;r.-al iliversily 


M,..,ii,l'll,iil.l. 1. ».'i,' "Il.l, s .,r ll n-iiinl |.r,.i..|'l"r.s iitiil Iniil.liTs of Hi,,..- 


of ..piniLii ai ^ s.'i.'iili.ls, l.iil il is -.11. lally . ..n.'.-.l.al thai it was nl a Vi-ry 


slnnliir.'s s.i iiiiiii.'i,„i.l\ i:„i,.,l !., I'.iilnil Ain.'ri.'ii. win, i'iiiii;i',il<'<I nnrlliwiii.l 


remnl.- p,'ri,al, as early as the s,-v,iilli e.-nliiry. 


llir,..,;;li M,'xi,'.i, T.'XM.; ,1,1.1 ill.' Mi.sl..i|,|,i \'„ll,..v. Tliis is in.li,-:il,',l v,Ty 


" Tn the li.;;ht of in,al,-rii ili.e.iveiy ami sei,-iilifie inve.slI;,nitioli, wo are nlile 


l.liiinlyin llii' Inning. ..I' lli.ii i.,.,i, ll,i.,ii;jli 111.'...- .■i.niilri.'s. ( UlnT ,.vi.l..in','.s 


lo r..ll.>w Ihe IM.Miml-llnil.l.-rs. W,- lii-sl r.aiml ihi-ln in Oliin, eii^'ni;cil in lill- 


nl' inl.'ri'.ilniiiillii.':.li..li :,r,' .li,,»ii l.y ll..' I';..'l Hull ill.' nl.si.li.m ilil^' I'mlii lli.'s.' 


iii._' 111.- s..il, ami ih-velnpiiiKi. eivilizali.in p,-enliar to (henis,-lv,-s. IViven Irom 


ln..iili.Is ill III.' (llli.l \'iill,'y, is i.nly I'.inn.l in 111,' inili.'s „!' M.'vi,,,, iiini liiilsl 


tlnir li,.nn-.s, they smi;.-:ht an a.sylnm in 111.' .S„„ll,, an.l li'..in tli.-r.. th.-y namlen-il 


Iniv,. I,.','n lir.,n-lil lll.'ll,'.- -IS iin mil,'!.' ,.r ,'.iiiiii„'i'.'.'. 


iiilo M<-xieo, wIn-re we hepn lo l.-arn s.ini.'lhin;; more ihlinile enni-i-rnin); 




them," 


Wll.VT IlKCAJIK UK TMKM I 




iMl'..rinali..n on lln- siil.j.., l" IT »•.■ Ink,- ll„,s,. inl', „-n,-.'s ,ln,«n l'r„n, ai,|,i,n-iilly 


CHAPTER II. 


li-.-iliinnlo n„iii',-,'s, 111,- i'nn,'liisi..n iniiy In- iirrlv.-.l iil uilli ,i Ciir ,l.-;.'n-,- of oor- 


Arrh,rnlnq!c„l f,'nn,m,! m llnmlllm,— TI,r Strnirlmr,, .UnrnI rrn-li/in:!,;,,. 


liiiiily, lliiil lln-y |ir..lul.ly nliirn.-.l .s.'inlli»:<i'.l, l.iil nii.l,-r wliut ('ir.'iiiii.sl.iMi-rx 


— Arrm,,i,.n,!,nri,h — lhirml-l'hirr—Sili,„li.m—IM;n — Gn:rr,il l,i,li- 


is i-,iiii,-i'lnnil ills". •■ Civilizali.Hi, ns ,i ml,-, ra.liiil<-.s I'min ii i-i-nli-r," «iiy« dm 


inliims iiinl Olmrr'ltlniis — l)r:h\rlinnt. 


iliilli.ir i.r " I'rL'-llisl.ii'i,. Man," " iiml wli.-n, fmiii any ninsi', it fii(l,.s out, it . 


.AN examination of whiit has lieen wril(,-n in the prceeilin;; |ia);e,« will 
XXrnalile the carefnl rcililer In fnrni n jinlf,-inel,l in the pn-mises coneeniinj; 


cnnlrailti n|..,ii llin (•.iiUr. Nnw, llio vast st.mc l.'nipli-s niiil imlui-os of « Vnlral 


Aincrii-a iiln, at Icasi, as ..I.I as llic niniin.ls nf tin- I'nil.'.l .Sinlr.s. Central 


the ehnrneter of the remains known lu. the works nf the Mniind-lluil.lers. 


AliH-riva wax Mn-n, ri'laliv.ly, lln- lnrlli|.la,-,- an.l n-nli-r ol' Ann-rican alinri-inal 


to whieh ntlention mi.y ho direeleil in the pajjes sneei-i-ilinj;. The arliele 


<-ivili7.nlinn. Tlio infln.-nr,' s|,r,-a,l nnrlliwar.l 1.. Hie .MiHsissippi an.l Oliio 


ref,-rre,l to pre,senl» 1 -eneral review of the snlijecl, neconlin,; tn the l.est li(;htg 


^Aliel.l,! Am.ricm rp. 71-2 


"n-t-lll.lorie »l»n, pp, ^^-^^. t Mn«nJ llnlld.n, p. H7. 



HISTORY OF llAiMll/rON CWUNTY, INDIANA. 



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,ir»r Knivrl Willi ,1 liiirii.lniivlnr.'i.rwin.l iiimI Innin. Iii,.i,l,. III,. in.l....ir... I lli.w,. r,-i.MH ol' , Irynlnr,. III.' Inr.rs ^,;urM.;\ in lli.' nirlli'i. hilKinilnry 



STIUAVTOVV^FOIITIFICATIO^ 

From 0/>srr,-nl/nr,s „nr/ M-mur^m^nfr m n fl » 

ApTir iBd mno by 

Tlio^B.JIe/Tri.LL.D. 



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1, 








HISTORY 


OF HAMILTON COUNTY, 


INUrANA. 








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I'slial:, l,.;iv,. II.. i™r„rvinl,.|il i.i 
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nlnill..ii 
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Inlllillnl 

llica,..! 
Kl.l.-i;.l . 


Coiiiily, 
one III' 
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1 ill. -'ill 



1...W|.|,TS l.ll.l .l..\, 



I..I ..I...V.. ll... I,..| ..r il„. Mr.iini mi.i.lii. ulilll, 
..r ■S.r, ll.is ,l,|. i., h.,K,-uv, ..nly l,.,;il, ,i« Mr, 

Imiiii the r..uii.liili..i, ..I'dic mill. The r"i..r iil' llii 
ik ;;iM.v. I'..ili..ns i.f llii' liril iiri' .Woiii/Vic mi.l 
ii.l .-..i-iIm. Tl... i,...sl .,l.,i.,.l;ii,l .■.T.l n.niH «v, 
li;lKMl..,s ,;,ln,l„f„l„. III..,,,.- ir,l.. .1,., k .■..L.iv.l 
.11 s,nl,.l r,.r ii,;,M.„rv, S.a.l.I I,i.„. k,l.,s ll.i.l 



iiL;,in i;.ill,.r „|. U Ii.l,- lliv.r, in S.-.li.in 111 
ill liiiv.', I'i..in ItiiK' l.> linio, lu'.'ii lunii.l in Ilii 
H I.'.l iii;iiiy (() lii'li.'Vi' tlinl it iii'iiciiti'H (In." |...ssi 
lis of cimI. Itiil, wlii'n it is kiiiiwn lliiit lln's. 
innt.ri.il in wlii.li llioy an- ri.illl.l, Mll.l, f;rav,.| 
.■.I IV..1I, III,. .liHiili-nili.m I.r IicIm tlii.t lii- U 
I.I iv.i.- l,r..iiL-lll lino by Hit- a-rni-y i.l' ll..' (.'In 



' m-^iill I.r lii.i;li rli'val inns ill thiMinrl Ii.l n 
n•...lin-an.l.■llllill-.lmvn,an.lil,v.■n,..^i 



■arry llii- w.li- 
sl.i.n-.-. I.r III.' 



Ill IV. 



III,. Kii|..Tfi.ial una i.f ll..- lan.l iv.nil.l in lliis way l.c inaliilally ailj;lnnil,.l. 
■■Tin- ,-ni,li;;urali,.n i.f lli,' ,-arlir» siirfa.-.' in Nmlli Alli.ric: wll as ils 

i.nrlli in a sniiHiiTly roiirsc. * »"* 'J'li.' vallry i.f ll.,' ( (hi.. UiviT ivas llio 

s..iilli.Tn (iTniiiius I.r ll,,' -laHiT, ami it.- .•Iianni'l was Inriiml l.y Iliii;; ll.o 

I.r III.' i..', an.l 111,' 11. .w ,.f waliT wliicll alwayH iiml.rli.s ils l.i'.l. As llic 
(;l,ii i.r l..'.ni.i.' I.ss nil. I l.ss |,i,wrrnil, l.y ttii' ilyili;; ,.iil ,.r ll..' laiis.' wliiili 



I'k l.ii 



linn lo llio wali-rs ..rMii' lirniinal m..rain,'s. Tin' .'..iirs.' ..rili,' Waliasli liiviT 

ami ils primipal tril.nliiri.s, l';as .1 W.sl Fnrks ,.r Wliil.' IliviT, as will as 

111,' Olii,., ,.w.i (lii'ir main ,lir,','li,.ll In this cans.'." 

C.msi.l.'rin- lli.'n. tli,' p',.I.,-i,'al lormatinns as asi'.'riain.'.l I., ,'visl in ll.is 
,',.i.,ilv an.l III,' ii..ii..'.lial,- vi.'inily, tl.o ..p,-rali..l,» i.r tin' ^la.ial p.ri.al l..',',.ni,' 
an iiii|...rla,il ra.'l.ir in llin ur-iiin.nt, lias.-.l u|...ii ,l<'t,'rinin,'.l n'siills, llin,,-, 
as w,' liavi' s,','.i, a inixcl ilrilV r..riiis lln' n|.|.rr stratum i.f ll.c card, in llii.s 

l.i.alily, ami ll i.'pt.'.l ..{.ii.i..n nr ^'i'..l..;;isla attrilnitcs llir.sc cnn,liti,.ns lo 

>;la,ial"a,'li..n, til.' <',.l..lili.,lis [.r .1.1.1 lai.l- l.i-lnr I'll'Vatinlia or Klirla.',' in 

tl.c Irml.'niy i.r moving' laalii-s to tliis din-ction. Tlio clian-i's ,.r .siirrai'i' c.ni- 
s,',|ii.'nt upon tlio o,|iiali7,in;: work i.r tin' -lai-iiTS, iiic nor,'s.sarily -rral, tli,.ii;,'li 

woBiH), but I he pro(H*» and pmp-csn of producing ogcncii's can only be mtimatcd. 



OriAPTEK IV. 

VSII'AI, CKOtiKAl'IIV. 



J- ton County, the distnssion has born I'onliuid t.i ll.i' d.'vclopincnt or Ibc 
the basis r,.r more oxl.'mh'.l n'.sianb am! nmro Hn.n.n^l. <'lab..rT,li„n, In that 



the 



us i.r kn 



ibfTil... with so III 



1. 11 an.l .'X. niplilyiiii:. by lln' slamlanl given, parti.-ular remains liere- 
\.'.-. .1 III 111.' il.parlni.nl ..I' H.ilany, linwcver, wo shall not presiinii' 
I'V,'., 111.' oiillims of III,' s.i.'me, since li.e piiblie, m. di.nl.l, is suf- 
.fornie.l aln'a,ly ; but, In give, so far as we have lb,' iniaiia at eoni- 
st of Ibc prineijial trees and woody shrubs now li.iii.,1 in the eoiinly, 
within the range of this work. In this list, will be Ibiin,!, first, tl.o 
name, with ti.e con. in, .n or local name as a means or deteruiiutng 



.Si,R.,r M..ple. 
...'^woct Hiickpyo. 



.Slicllbark iriokory. 
.Western .'il.tlil.arh. 
.American Cl.olnul. 
.(■amlpn. 

.UeJbud. 
.Ilatlci.ul. 
.Flowering Dogwuo'l. 



Cralirgtm /lava 

Cralcrgru languine 
Cydoma vulgaru.. 



niSTCKIY OF HAMILTON (X)UNTY, INDIANA. 






..rCi.rn.Cnrk 

Ilil.Ur Crrrk, V 



.1 M.Mlll, iMnililli; njMII.HnM 
inn C, msl uC \Vr,.l'li,|.l, 
is his( iMui.'.l nv, k l,,l^ ilS S 
Ml. l;i, IliUr.T :i ; Mllri- i;,n: 






M..i|>;il Mlhilln Mr >i- nilHiiliL- ilil" il .ire ( -i.tim Cr, vli , « l,i,l,, „n,T 

,- il»srv.rnl r.....!,.,-,. Il,:,t .Irnin |mrt» "f Wliil.' liivcr, .I,Hks..h. A.I..111N, 
i.-lnn mill N.ililcMillr. T.iwi,.«lii|.», iliscliiirtrr lliniii iiilu llii' White liivrr 
nm mill' In iIh' »uulli»'.ir.l of llic eily iif NnMcMJilr, in \\w nnrlliwi'M 
uf .Si'i-dmi lU, ill Towiislii|i IH iimtli, ]laii,i,T: I ciiM ; Stniicy t'Rrk, 



.Mm.1 I 



My, >ni.| n..WH ll„ M,. 

TnWMsliip. niMl nii.H 1 
tllc snllir,wi>l CUIIKT 



«M~l,i|. 1:1, l!:M,:.r :;, ,u,.l nn. 
('lv.'k ill III.' nnrliirii'l Milan. 



cuiirxo, imlliii;; iiitn While liivcr iiiiir 



lU^^TOKY OF JIAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 

slrrly .liriTli,,,! to it« y 
,7i.r,.|<now,M,« Mu.lCr. 
,. i„w„>I„|.;m„1 ,.■„:;.■, .n.lrnn, 1 7, in D.Uw.r,. T.mnsl, 
.M.i.l 



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imiil;.-, :ut< 


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Kill il.s »>ll 







PIONEER PEIUOD. 



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Ir.'.Hy, .'Ml. I -nil,.! ,i„ nlni 1. .,..« Lu lui, ;i. lih' ■ oM Willi.iin C.innur pr.iirlc 

i:„M,',' ;,...|, -".„ :,llr,. ,^,,1 F.llrl, „„,] Salull, hi.1 wifc, wllO. wiUl fi VC 

,.l,,l.lr.„, ..II fh, II n.iv liilli. r. .i-.v-.-.l While KiviT ..I (li.' in.iuill iif Sliiiioy 
('r,.k, ..II 111.- null ..I .\|.nl, ls|:l. . Willi liis nmiily c-iiri.c iil..<.i Isr.-wl' I'-indi, 
,-\;,i..M I'l.i.li. .\i,i.-.i l'l.i|.m.iM, .l.iiii,'^ Wilii^.iM, William, .I.ilm nml ,larcd 

1" "■ a!-., a, 1.1 III I. M.|ll.aii.-iil. In ill.' spriir.- ..f ill.' s.imc year, possibly 

II., I inilil il,.' n.Tin- ..r Is.'O, Cliarlr^ La.-.'V, rr..m Fay-ll.' Oiiinly, in tliis 
.Si.il... ..I'.i.'l a l...m.-l..an, au.l, all.T '■ ciittin;; olV a paid, of fjroun.l," lie 
j.lai I ...111. lliviii;^ diim; this much, lie foturricd to his former Iii.me, nn.J 

.'■■•r nermaiient selllimcnmlimil lli.' y.ai IS'Jl. I'linr lo lliis ilalo, h.nvever, 
ill llu' ..lonlh of Si-ptemI.er, ISIH, I'liraiii li. l-'imli. >. r.l..lin Kineh, aliiivc 

prairie," Iwo miles s.iulh of \..l.lc^ville. Mr. fiii li i. -u.l I., have cliopped 
Ihc l.«s for Ihe eoii.^lni.'li.in of lli,. ►eniii.l .al.iii in .\..l.l,'>villc. In ihnt 

craft were l.i lir .■... ii in ili. ii.mlil.i.i I1...1.I fifty ynira ngo. Thin second cabin 
WHS built for Dr. .loll 11 fin. h, 111 1 ^.' I. near ihc " elm trees," on the bank of 
While Uivcr, just iib.iv,. Ihe .M.'.li. ,1 .SpHii- '■ Of all the pioneers of 1818 
iind 18111, only two leniaiii, ' ■ * .Sidney Shirts, now a resident of 
Iowa, mid Jiuncs ti. I'lm li, iiie ..f ilie five ehihlrcn of Solomon and Sar.ih 
Kimh." 

.lonatimn Colimrn, wife and one eliil.l, lan.h.l b. n llie lllli of iMareh, 

1.S'.:;;, and beiame permanent selilers. ,Mr. ('..Il.iim is Mill alive nnd in llie 
cnjoynientof Huli.-laulial beallli— a will l.l.^.lv..l 111.. n. (In llie 1 Kb of Feb- 
ruary, folliivvin-, Sainii.'l Walls, fallier of II.11 1..U Wall-, sillied oil what ia now 
kmiwii asil,c"('..iiiad farm." 



Si.lney .Swia Sliirls is elaiiiied to Inivc been the first while male child born 

known, but Bomelimo berorc IH2II; nn.l I/aura Kineh was ibc first feinalo 
cliild, tlio daii^lilcr of Solomon and Sarali I'Ineb. The second wbitc ninlo 
child was Solomon I'ineli, Jr., born November 20, 1820, on " llorscslioe 
prairie."^ The accoiid female child, white, was Imviiin Connefj dauj^btcr of 
William Conner. •Tliu third wliite male child born in the eounly was A. J. 



.linll.e. 



Ihc seminary liiiildin- now sl.iii. 

"The first whil.. pers.iii l.iiri 

wa.s Mrs. (!eor-o Shirl.s," wh.i 

afl.r Ihe arrival of liic finiily it 

^r.iv.y.ird. fhc fir.-.t while pi 

Willi,s.,n, Ibe filhcr of .laini's." 

Tlie first mill in the eounly was buill by -loliii Kineh, rim by liors.- p..wei-, 
nnd known as " Finch's horscniill ; " it stood a few rods above his house, on 
the prairie. The belt by which tiic power was Iransmilted from the "llend- 
whecl" to tlic machinery was made of rawhide, and answered the purpose 
well. The power thus .^cncnited, b.iwcvcr, was not very f;reat, nor was the 
machinery run at very high speed; hence, as a consei|uciice, ihe urindin^ proc- 
ess was very slow, but then there were only a I'nv cusloiners (o he iiecoiiiino- 
dated in ihc imme.liatc vicinity. That class of mills was verv .'..iiiin.in in 
those days. The first walcr.mill in (be county was built by Mr, fosl,! , ,111 
Sioney Creek, just below what is now kmiwn .as the " Dill nii'll .lam,' 1.. I«,, n 
that and the fordin-.place on that creek. This "ohl niill" was waslie.l awiiy 
by a fre.shet, in 1S24. Under the cireumslanees, this mill bein^' the only one 
in the vicinity lo be relied upon for the ncces.sary supplies of "cracked corn " 
and meal, the nci;;bbor6, as soon as the fact became known to them, came in 
from miles around and worked two days, faillifully, to avert the ealamily as 
far as possible, and compensate, by iheir labor, fi.r the damage snslaincd. 
Their active zeal in the work was rewarded by a ennijiletc restoration of the 
dam and mill at the end of that time, nnd the "grinder" was turning out 
"grists" as if nothing had hajipened, on the second day after the accident. It 



. fltflod t 



ods hel 



was long known as " Bellj' 
the present mill on tlint creek. 

" Old Father M.allory " was among the early settlers of the county. Dcside.' 
being about the first of the pioneer scbooltcaebcrs, be was the first Sunday 
school Superintendent. His elTieieut work in this department is a lasting, 
monument of iiis zeal aiid 

and knives for the Indians, and hoes, and other necessary implements in his 
line, fur the settlers. His reputation extended flir ami wide, being especially 
skilled in the manufacture of bells, knives nnd hoes. In significant apprecia- 
tion, the Indians designjited his bolls as " heap much good." 

Oeorgo SIrrls, who, wliibj he was probably the first of the permanent 
settlers, was also the first shoemaker in the county. His business was cbiedy 
confined, in those early days, to slio.\ pack ami moceiisin making, in which 

The first hcrinon prenched lo wbitc pco]»lc in Hamilton County, was at 
the house of John Finch, on Horseshoe Prairie by what was then known 
nnd commonly called, n "Hardshell" Uaplist preacher, in the suuimcr of 
1820. His name was cither Uhilders cr Corbly, nnd the result of his labors, 
then nnd there, was the addition of two members, Sarah and Margaret Finch, 
U) bis cliureh. The first Sunday hcIiooI ever held in tho couuty was at the 



y in well-doing. 
The first blacksmith was Israel I''inch, who c 
ve 8CC0, in the year 1810. The first work do 



(IM Kiitlnr M.illoiy; 



[IIS'I'OKY OF llAMlI/rON dOUNTY, INDIANA 

.,. cMinii'llHTi Ht(....l just alu.vo tli<; lll.i 
Ml, now kiiHwri ,i» il'io ■' Miill..ry farm,' 



.!!( I.y Millnirn Huvi^ bill was kc|it hy (imr^'c SlilrU. Mis. Sl.i 
l.c lapiMl nil " a.rii [..luc," ;i.s it wxs ciilli-.i, iiiiii tlic l.iivcl. ra 

■icr .l;.j» Cor (In- hm.lhi.lv llnil >ii:i'l.' K I " t"r"-| i' I'r.inl." 

.isllie reT,wiiz,il •■M;.li nr lii;" io ilii-- I". .,lii> , I.. . .„.m- com 



;i|.lo |.r 



lllal K^i> llllrcilllull 



WiUir, Wliite Itivcr lin.i Will.;l«ll tlil.os .;oil.T;.lly. His woi.l w^is law with :lll 
of llicni. Ill the cawoflli,.' killin-of ImliaiiH in tlio «|.riii- of ISJI, lor wliicli 
llu.lsoii tin.l olliors iwrishtil on lli.' ;;allow», il was t-liiolly llirouj;li \m inslrir 

cculcil in iluu loiirsc witlioul tlio iiiliTforoiico ol" tlic mljaa-iit linlinnB, \vlio>e 
custom it wan to take .siicll liiiiUrrs into their own IntiulM ami mote out siiva;;-' 
rolriljution u|mhi tho injr|iolralor!i of the tMitra;^c upon llicir race. 

An.illier iinliari Ira.hr, iiaiiioil lionnott, a Kremhuian, hail n store «loiki il 

with trinkols an.l olhor , inojides iuri.lent to Iraltie with ihe Imlians, Hilu- 

aloil on ih.- wosi si.lr or While KiviT, helow Strawlowii. Ilia Iri.do, lhou;jh 






^vhi^ky,l.lankel^,l,o^Vlle^ anil hail. At llii.s 
of liirii, heyi.n.l the Cait of hi.s havinu', lale 



Joiinly terrilory were .-ohl .liielly i 



.nielH" (olhi.sMlllelneli 
epinat IiHliana|mli»nnil 

urehasei rn, ami lran»| 

Wliilc Ihe.^e lil-st .lays 
ijoyiueut oC fare in. i.h ii 
insive "hilloC fare,' «. 

■laleil hv .Mr. a"|''. Shi, 
nhhshe.finnneor.hceo 
e lia'l eoiii|>aliy l'U( no ii 
ail lor meal. Sh.- ^ai.l 



ron, look his •.'iiu from the rack , walk. ■.! .lown I,, vvh.il w ,.,li..i 

nt, I.. Ihe elm lie,', .,n the hank of ihc riv.T; si I llo ,, _...v I, 

e», when 1 ™w him ,anli..u.sK raise his -nn, liear.l Ih.. r.i....l a„.| > 
n. lie ha.l shot ii line y..oin- .loe in whal is le.w eall..l llie ' m.'.li.al 

airi,', as we calle.l il, for a- I .'O..!' .Irink, an.l Ih.r.Ly List 1 

,e I'lum I'rairi.' was what is n.iw ealhsl Ihe IVairie l''arin, an.l o> 



■ sh.irt ..r r. 

1 afler Ihe 1. 



.lay, 



Ih.T.- als.., wilh sueh ileli.-i..us llavor; not as lar-e as iho.so cullivale.l in llw 
pr.s.nt a-.', hill lar sup.'ri.ir in (lavor. 1 w..ul.i niu.-h prefir p.in;; into that 
naliiral L'ai.l.'ii lor plums ami slrawh.Trics than lo the -ar.l.'iis of ihe present 

Ami who, ..fall ll.al have in liine.s past live.l ami.l sueh surrouii,lin-s, ami as ho 

r.ir..sp,-i I is . .iiitaLioiis. .\ iiioni: t\u- larly hinhs. n.^st i.. ih.' hrsl in lli.' eoiiniy, 

we mo.' A - r. I'inih, s..n of S..l..iiion an.l Sarah I'in.h, March L'l, l.Slil ; 

Willi 1, .Shirts, Kel.ruary 'j:!, 1SJ:1, ami A. F. Shiils, his hrolh.T, N.ivem- 

1..T Ji;, ISJI. Til.' f.ilh.wiii- inciilont, fr.mi which Cicero Cr.-.^k is sai.l lo 

hav .l.Mv.il its II e, is Ihus relale.l : "The lan.ls in this eouiily were sur- 

vcve.l l.y .Im.1-c [William Ii.] l,au;;lilin, of Hrookville, in ISlil. lie lla.l a 
s.,n naiM.-.l Ci. .r... One day the sou unJ.rl.i..k lo .Iriiik fnoii Ihe slrcain, and, 

crc.k ri.,-ni," 

•rii,- lirsl physician in Nohlcsville w.is Dr. John Kincli, an account of the 
huil.lin- of whose cabin, the BcconJ one within the .iri-iiial lirail..s of the city, 
has hei'u j;ivcn. lie eceiiis to have ciijoye.l a niomip..ly, if sucli il uiif;lit hj 
lalle.l in ihal day, in the iiraeliee of his prof.,-sion ; yel, however, in view of 



Ih. passci , 



any sleep- 



alls of 



The first person lo cml.ark iii the In.lian trnJo in this eoiinly was William 

of wliilc scill.rs, his Ir.olc was exclusively wilh the Indians, who ha.l (;reat 

( li.I.-n.e in his iiite;;rily and in the accuracy of his ju.l;;mcnt. It is related 

..f him "that when tho Indians came in lo trade, they were l.ni.l in part for 
their furrt in whisky. Tlicy were rcfpiired by Mr. Conner to pay for each 
article as it was Bold. One gallon of whisky would he niensurod out to ihcin 
and then paid for, and then annlher ; and so on umil tho furs were nil taken 
up." llo bad lonj; resided wilh the .Shawanoefl, and wii-s also very familiur 
villi tbo manners, customs and usages of both tribes, and with tho Whito 



h.Tsli.irsan.l set ih.'iii j.lsl oulsi.le ihe .l.i..r ..f Ihe 
i.f In.lians w.'i.', at ihe time, nmiin.l ami ab.ait Ihe 

-. Sh.. w:is v.Tv mii.h annoy.'.l and Iro.ihh.l on 
• sli...s, f.r two r.'iM.ns Kirsl" she did m.l liaveth.' 

ir of sh...s,and, s ii.l, shec.ul.l m.t pr.ieor.' anolh.-r 

■, a .lislance ..f si.xly miUs. It s., happe 1 ihal 

sli,„.s, Ihe n.-r.., Smith, eall.'.l at ihe . aliiii, .iml my 
gr.in.lniothcr ina.l.- known to him her lrouhh;s. Sinilh, wli.i was r,p..il..l as 
b.-in-a..'.,o,|.lo..kii.-n.-r.. ami iiilellig.-nl, said lo 1i,t, ■ Ncv.t mind, y.oir 
shoes will conn- hack.' Sur,. en..ugh, in a sh.irt liin.' the negro brought haik 
the slio.s. Smith, l'i..m ihal lime on, was a great lavorile wilh ibe while s.-l- 
tiers. II.' niiiain..! in the new pnivhas.-, as Ihiscouuly was then calle.l, w.irk- 
in- l"i III.- whit,' pr,.pl,, until snioi- lime in ihc year IHlil, when a slahvart 
K.oiiokiin CIO,. Ill I.I 1.I..1, at ill.' ....miry, f.iun.l Siniib here, imme.lialely 
niiirm.l h. K.niiieky, pi.pare.l liini-.lf wilh proper aulhoriiy for Ihe capture 
of Smith, an.l larri.sl hiin oil l.i b..mlag.. in the e.ilton li.'lds of Ihc S.iulli. 

flced to and for th.' peculiar an.l pet instiluliolis of the .Slate of Kentucky. 
Smilh was a favorite among the early .settlers on neeolint .if bis good .pialities ; 
was a nianof g.i.id ilisp.isili.m, and was viry kin.l at heart, ever rea.ly lo assist 



Id.imitknow, 



The first brick bouse built in lb.' entity was l,y William Conn.r, in IS'j:;, 

It is sliU stan.ling, ami is ihc properly ..f .1. I). Mvans' .slat.-. 

.Vbout the year l.'^-'H, the first carriage ever .sen in N..blesvill.', pas.-.s! al.aig 
Ihc street, drawn by an ox. The vehicle was oM, Inavy whedcl, u largi' 
unwiel.ly "h.idy," and every way clumsy in the makeiij.. The running -gcjirs 

ilalcd ; Ibe lines were ropes, li.-.l .me lo ea.h born of Ih.' ox, nml extending 
back to (be carri.agc in wbi.'li lb.' .Iriver sal. It was a pr.i.ligy in its w.ay. 



llnring the » ilderm.ss piri.id, the nmbilion of a |iion.ersnmn was mil so 
loneh lo erect a |.alacc as lo find a Imine, or rather, to make one, ami his life 
energies were dedicated lo that purpose. When ihc ilislaneo from llio ancient 
homesicail was not great, it Was .;(rtumon for the head of llio fiimily lo make 
Ibe trip to tho silo of bis prospective domicil without the coinimny of his fam- 
ily, nml, having nrrive.l their, l.i select tbo building sp.il, clear away the fiirest 
trees, ami lay tho foun.lali.in of his "cabin bonie." This completed, Iho work 
of building coinmcnec.l, wilh llio n.ssislanec of neighbors, if any iliere were, 
within five lo twenty miles. Neighbors were generally found wilbin thofc 
disljinees, a port of whoso mutuiil obligation it was lo aid and n.ssisl their 
co-laborers in tho work of leveling the forests mid making tho wilderness pivo 
place to cultivated fields ; barbarism to civilization. Uescriplivcly, this cabin 
homo consislcd of ono room, usually lCil8, or 18i20 feet, in dii 



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till- .ifvnral rmiyresslonaf Toiriishlps of Unml/foii Coitri/j- 



l49f)1T»9 



«h i 



TTISTORY OF TlAMli;rON COTTNTY, INDIANA 



iish ; the fliior imidc (if ]iuiK-licinif*, cillior h] 
;;fiio™lly, hewn, leveled nn.l Hirai-lilcneii v 
roiin.l l..p. slni^hlened ,m one Mdo ..ml love 
The dnor-wny W!is made by eullinf; nut end 
|ir"per hei-hl, fmitiently, t.i mU tci the pel 
eulliri;; out one hiilf, inure or less, of the up| 

with ii pieee of liinher nplit out ,.r hevrn to f 
the lo-». The door, inslend of luin- panelo 

end of which projeeted sulVieienlly, ho iIi:ii 
through, it. could ho n.ii.le In (urn nn spio.l 
cd;:e of the iloor " ehi'ek," thus (..rmiu^- ii 



■end iviih clai.hn.-ir.ls nf oak nr 
from strai-ht timh.r, nr, mnrc 
I the hn.a.Inx, ami r.-slin- upon 
, I., make the punclieon.t stea.ly. 

niliiular l..n;;tli of the apcnure. 



The hiteh siring', in Ih.. 
The win.l.iw.n-ay e.. 


.• .I;.ss, u 


ah.iv.Miu.l hel.m. Insu 
The iireplaee nsnal'iy o, 


,dor;^l„s. 
admit, ih 
■npi,..l a 



nf the htlihli.lj;, 
five feet hi^h. 



u-hl, fn.TU I 



l; one post pla.'e.l (he prop. 
Ihrnui;l» at ri;;ht. ari;;Ie.s, s. 

we.l-.'.l li-ht. Inslea.l nl 



the 



It hers an.l 






early days nf Ilainiit.m (!.uinly, w 
oninf..rtahlc h.uues. 

The (irBteoiintyrnadlai.l ..ul an.l impr.n-e.l in this juris.lielion, is d.s.Tilie.l 
nn the record ns follnivs : "lic;:innin- at the r.iail runnin;; from I'ipe Cr.'ek 
past Strawt.iwn, near .John llla.k's, an.l runninj; thence the nearest and hcst 
way, passin;; .laeoh llier's, .l.)«-n While Uivcr nn the west fli<li?, to iuteracct 
the af..r,»ai.l road nl nr near Jeremiah I.eainin^-'.s." On the Illh of AilRUsI, 
l.S2:l, the Viewers hefnre appointed, havin;; vicwcil the route inilieated, made 
ihcir repnrt and were dischar^.'d. The board, thereupon, onlere.l thai the 
M.id he npeneil tn a width not cxccc.lin^' flilrty-tbreo feet, and .laeob T. ilier 
was nppninlod Supervienr. 



CHAPTER II. 
;aki,y i,ANn .systkms. 



„/ l„„„h !„, /,„ 



Wlll'-N ihc lerrilnrial ifrca einbra.'ed within the present hnundaries of 
llaniillon rounty passed from the cnntrol of iLs nhnri;;inal prnpriet.irs, 
the til le became vest. ..I by treaty In the nnvcrnment of the Ilnlleil Stales, which 
thereaner cxen-ised the ri^hl.s of ownership prescribed by the law-making 
power of ihc nation, and snnclioucd by immemnrial usaj^o. These righl.s. In- 
licrcnt in the anvernnicnt, liccnmo duties when cicrciscd by the fiovcrnment 
Inward and on helialf of the poo|)le noknowlcd^in;; allcf^iance therein. Aside 
from such pnrtinns of these lands a.s are re.juired for Oovernnient uses, afl.T 
bein;;Hurveye.l, all are subject to side an.l purchnsc. nan means of in.luein^ seltlc- 
nients thereon, having in conlemplntl.m a strenglbcning nf the relation between 
the Governed and the Oovernnient. Under the syslciu of surveys rectignized 



which are aim visible, especially 


in Virginia 


lievolulionary Slat.-a, the bound. 


ri.'S ,.r indi- 


idcr.d.le extent, arbitrarily eala 


.lish,..d, not 


another, since the lines were u 


ually desig. 


ua! preference. This system wa 


s the legili- 


.1 in prcseribinc the limils of ex 


.■nsive land 


crowne.l b.'a.ls nf r.iirop.', fi.r 


which Ih.y 



I. ofthismelho.l 
sent system of , 



by ,l..gr.w,'asihesc., 
'e.lat.'.l.s.,m.'whalth< 



.y of the 






.■ 


urveys. 


be api 


li.'at 


.1. of 


Whi.'h 


vasln"ll 


. I..rril„rv 


.T 


Obi... an.l .1I1..V 


Ihe 


moil 


b of 1 


e K.nlu.' 


y Kiver," 


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" N..rlh 


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Ter 


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la'cn 


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by norl 


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run aci'..r. 


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TS .-i-nss 


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<\U 


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sboiil.l 


.e s 


b.liv 


I.'.l inl. 


s.'ctl.ins r 


nulflining. 




;ill acre 


s ea.-b. 


.y runnin 


; parall 


'1 lines ll 


rnugb the 


e 


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cry Iwr 


mib 


s, an. 


in.ikin 


,• a corner 


on ,.acb ,.r 


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lilc," 


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h of ,M 


,y, ISIlll, 


.y further 



hich had I 



ry ..fll... :,bov,., it was .lir.<l.-.l thai " Ihe in 
.e.l bylbe Muskingum, and of all townships lyi 
:.t b..fnrc larn neliially sub.livi.lcl int.. s.Tti 
koil in lIic iii.inniT prrscriKod hy tlio Mi<l : 

Whcnrvor (lie cxtori'tr linos of titc lownsli 
let] or fril Hiinrt of six niilos, tlic excess or < 



nf (MO 

\S (O 1)0 



■lo(] rrni 









Ity 



Klioiilii ho ,^nl<] ns rnn(aininj; only tlio iiuaiitity expressed on tlio platji, nnd nil 
otlicrs as cnntainin^ the niniplcto lc;;nl f[unii(ity. These fleverni provisions 
COHHtitiitc ihc bar-is nf ilie system nf suhdivisionai surveys now in uha. 

Under the provisions of the first section of the net approved March 2fi. 
18(14, it was made the duty of the Surveyor Ocnernl t^ cnuso the public 
Inmls north oftho river Oliio, nnd cnst of the river Mis-siRslppi, to bo surveyed 
into townships six miles si|unri', nnd divided in the same manner ns provided by 
law in rclndon to the Innda northwest of the river Ohio, nnd nbovo tho moutli 
of tlic Kentucky River. Subsetjucntly, n law was passed by Conj^rcsa, 
and approved February II, 1S05. contciuphitin- the division of tho public 
domain in tracts suit-able for settlers of moderate moans, whicli provided for 
fliieli suiidivisions nnd cstnldishod the following principles determining tho 
subdivisional boundaries nf tho public Innds. tScetion 1, provides that "nil 
tho corners mnrhd in tho surveys relurncd by lliu surveyor * * 

* * shall be cs(abli9hed na the proper corners of aeetions, or Rubdivis- 

ions of sections wliich they were intended to deHi<ina(c; nnd the corners of 
linlf nnd iiuarlcr-sections not marked on the said surveys, shall bo placed ns 
nearly ns possible e*^|uidi8lant from those (wo corners which atnnd on tlio 
same line." Tlic aceond section provides tbnt." the boundary linos nc^(rt//v 
rnv ninf mnrfi-rd in tiio surveys returned by iho surveyor * » ♦ 

ehnll bo cntnblished ns (ho proper boundnry Noes of tho seclionB or 



Hil„liv|si„„s, r..r wli;,!i 111,. 
iHiin,,..! i.v 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



* * ' Siim-yors, sli.ill 1m. lii'l,! mu\ w.is !i |«rl ,:mc inl. 

thorvol'. An. I thi' boundary lines nhirli hIkiII i ir>';>li.'s niUi llie P< 



f III' wliiiMi lliis c.unly 
. vMiH nl nf tl.u Tnii,..! Sl.Hos, l,y 
.rr inl.r, cLiuiin- iin inlcrost in 



<:.i.l 



,n.l;iry.)r siii-li fr:ic(i.iniil (..wnship." j riMiiili.'" t 
..r siil..liviyi.,n of Mvli.Mi, III,. ,-„n. ' lliomsrlvp: 
iln.. ..rih.. firs( s,.,.|inn ,.f ihis :i..|, ' hnincli of 



'llii< liiH- n.r IIm' .livisic.n lh,T.„r :ui.| 

l,...Ml,.i,l»„rii;iir.|n;.rl|.r»,ili.,h.s I.,.- 

lainr.l in IIm' niann.T nn<l on ll„. I'ln 

n.lsrri ion ..rill" not ..fl'Vlimiry : K.r 



\m 1 01 J ( ) F I^ A W yViN 1 ) OllDFA I. 



w^Z":. 



r.,i.l:,|,nv;,l m-H..,, ..f 1 M-'-'-'J:;, il..|.l ll..'.. «l C.n.l"". Il:.ms.,|i 

ly. Il.r lri.,|,..|.,.S »';il ul' -..vm.MM'nl ..!' ill.' Si..!.'. Ill <|ll.. lilli.. |||| a, | 

:iv~,,l. :i> l,i„|,l,il,,l in 111,. |„lili„n. i.n.l „i,i,r.,v,.,l liy the (iov..rn,ir, 

,.,-ili ..r .hiMiuiiv, lsj:i. Til,. r,,ll,.Hin- i.|.,. 111.. I...i.liii(,' provisions of 

Iton, nn>\ bIihII (tijoy nil llip rij^Iiln, privilrgpH nr\>\ jiiriHilirHmi, wliicli lo BPpn- 



iiiily, niilil Buil.il.lr : 





inly 


nil of r 


lli,l rmi 


ly, rslal.l 


slip 




s IliP laiv ilil 


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y loa 


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ml fr 


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HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. ■■^' 


lloniillon, whicli be .Imll pay over Bl s.ich lime nr Mmev nn.l plice, ns nmy he 


serve a.s Const,ihli;9 for White lii^er T.iwnship, until the next Fehniary si'winn 


proTi.ie.l by Uv,-. 


ofthisHoanl; ami that K.lward M. Dryer and (ieorge Wise he appointed as 


Sorlinn 7 pr..vi.l,~, for tUr ..rpwiiziiliun, siipp..rl, .-..n.lil.l .in,l iniin^-i-mcnt 


siieli ih Delawar,' Tnwnsliip fnr the same term ; and that they give homl in 


nfa eoniil.v lil.nry, purNiKiiit l.i llu. Ivnii^. ..C nii ml lor llio in,"rii..M(i..ii nl'ii 


Hie sum of on.' lli..ns;iml dollars," They all gave bond hut Dryer, in Hie sum 


cmiMlv lili'rarv ill Hulml^ ami i.lluT counlir!-. liy ill.' Stli S,-.li.,ii, Halil- 


of five liiin.lred dollars. lie was given twenty days to cxeeule o h 1. to be' • 


ill,.M'c,Hi„ly«a« nia.io a part i.f llio I'iHli Ju.li.' i.il Clr.nil of llir Slalr. 


apppived hy the Clerk an.l Snlnim.n Kineli. on,, of the Hoard. 


.T i.-l was 111 r.im. fpiin an.l adrr its passage. 




Thi- a.-l l....k .■H.'.l .Ml III.' lirsl Mmiilav in April (Ti. IS'Jii, at ivlii.li time 


FIRST I'KTrr .11 nv. 


til.' iiiH.liin.rv iipp.rlainiiiL- I., iir-aiiizatioii wa.s put in iiinti..n. wlierehy Hie 


Al Ih.' Aii'.-nsl l.'rm af.,n's:,i.l, ll,.' KrsI I'.'lil .liiry f.,r the ...only was 


p.'.il.l.- laiii.' lilt.. 111.' .'iii.i> Ill "i.r all th.' ri-lit-, p-ivil.'-.'.s an.l jurisiliction 


.Irawii. .'..nsislinu- ..f tliirlv s,x " .lis.'n.'l h.ais.'li..l.l.'r",' ih.' nam.a having hen 


wlii.li 1.1 -.,'paral.' ami liMl.'|..i,.l.'nl .■..iiiili.'x .1.. .ir may pn.p.Tly app.Ttaili i.r 


.sele.'l.'d IV.an ll,.' list „f „„ n.r, ..llasal.l.' pn.p. riy. as li.ll.ovs : " All.'n liaxler. 


l,el..li-." As Hie a-.m. uli..-^,' .l.iU il «a'. 1.. ri.l in lli.- primary pn.ees.s „r 


('l,ap,'l W. lin.wn. 'I'l ,,s ,M,,rr,s, Aii.lnw W, In-iaham, Mi.'ha.l Wise. 


vitali/ill- the le-i.slaliv,.a.,ll,..rily. 111.' (:..v.'ri,..r appoinl.'.l William 1>. Warwiek 


J..lin Pilman. .Vnlnl.al.l Itavl.-s. .h, s ll.ad.ly, .l.'l,,, |li.'ks.,n, Levi lli-k. 


Sh.'riir I.r llalliill.ill ('..iilily. I.i ilis.liar-.' llie.liili.'s appirlailiill- l.itlial ..iVwe 


snn. William Hi. Ii.'y, .1'. In, Tn'-.l, .l..hn (M.nrn. .Inhn Cafp,'nter, Andrew 


uiuil a re-iilar sue.'.'ss.ir was i'li..sen. I'ursiiaiit l.i the n.ili.-e issii,'',l l.y liilii. 


Wilson, .lam.'s I'V.'.'I, .ir . ,\si (I h.-, 11. .ny .Sh.'tl.'rly, Henry Koland. Jnhn 


a pi'iiiiarv ele.'ti..n was h.'l.l hy th.' .pialili.'.l v.>l.'rs T.t Hi.' .'Ii..i.'e ..r Hi.' 


Cnnner, (;,'.,r'^e C.nn.r r.'l.r C.sl.r, .l.,hn Niekersnn, Timntjiy llernn. 


nei'.ssary ..Ihe.'rs Th.. Sh.riir, iipeii sii.'li .ilh.'.'rsh.'iiij: eh.is.'ii. issiie.l 1.. 111. in 


.Mi'van.l.r M.'Clinli.k, 1,.',, 1 Ai,l..n. Snlnmnn Wise, John rrnvaiill, Klias 


e.'rliti.al.'s ,.r .'l.'.li.ii .'..i.liii^' 1.1 law, ('.,iiiiiiissi„ii.'.l ..lli. .'is r.'i'.'iv.-.l lli.ir 


ll.i.hly,.l..l,n Ihn'.am. DaM.l C r, Jnhn ,\ln,au, Franeis Bonk.'r, (le.Irge 




Wi-.', .I.rry K L.amiii'.' an.l I'Mwanl .M , Dry.r," 


ll.lAllli ..F .'..MMlssl.iNKIls, 


FII.ST IM.,^M, .11 in. 


'I'll.' r.'.'.ir.l ..r Hi.' pn .liiejs l,;„| ai ll„. hr-l s.'v.i..ii ..I'll,.' IL.ar.l i.f 


" Thirlv siv .lis.'n'.'l li..iis,.|i.,l.l.'rs " of Hie .'..uiity wen' s.'h'eled lo serve as 


C..niliiissi..li.'rs r..r said ii.'m .'..iinly ..1' 1 laiiiill'.li. (»lii.h was Inrii...! ...il ef 


(i,aml Jnn.rs, asr..ll..ws, 1.1 „i| : .Inhn C.nm-r. James Willis.m, Cnrlis Mal- 


the .'...lllly ..r Marir.ii >. pr.'s, mI- ll,,- i;.ll..«iiiL; .'xhil.il : Tll.' lirsl s,'ssii.ll was 


Inrv, William U„s|,, I'Van.is Kin.'ai.l, William C.mmr, Charles l,aey, Jnhn 


|,..|,| al III.' li.ilis ' Willi.ilii l'..l 1. ill sai.l I'.illllly, the plaee ilesiglial.'.l l.y 


||,inn 111. .Lnniiah l,.'aming, Mi.ha.'l Fremh, James I^'e, John nia.'k, 


th.' l.'-i~laliii'.'. "li.r li'.MiML: ih.' rii.iiil an.l all ..llier e..lirlH..r sai.l e..iiiily i.l' 


Jaenl. Ili.'r, William Ja s. ' li.-njamil, Cny, Nathan Cny, William Peek, 


llaliiill..n, i;.r ll,.' Iilii.'. an.l unlil a irl h..i|s.' nmre siiilahhV .'..iil.i I.e 


J„s.'pl, Wilsnii. (ieoig,' ShirM, Knln'rl niin.an. (ie.irge Kirking.lall. Israi-l 


er.',le.l al ll,.' .'..iiiily s.'al-.'.,mlii.l„ inu- ..n Hi.' s,'..,ni.l .M lay, l.,'ili- Hie 


filnh, Nalhan l'..p.'j..y, William l''nsl,r, JnsepI, I'Vazier. J.is.'pl, .MeCnrmaik, 


lliHi .lay ..1 .M.iy. 1.'<IJ. 


Anhihahl J.,hiismi,'l„'imh,'ll ith, Henry I„'e, Jesse M. W,.„.l, TImlnas 


"William lly.T pn.cl 1 a .'.rllli.al.' ..f his ,l,'.li..ii. In. in William 1'. 


I'n.vaiilt, Al.xamler ll.a.k.'r, ,<.,l.>n,nii Kimli, /.eiias Iteekwilh, William Dryer 


AVnrwiek, Sherilf nf sai.l .-..nnu ..f H.nnill.in. 1.. s.tv,' as a (•..mmi.si.ni.'r li.r 


ami ll.'nnlii Kn'.'l, wh., w.n' .Irawn al ill.' .\iiL'nst l.'nii, \>i-l:\. 


three years, Ihr sai.l e..iiiily, ..n 111.' I.:,.!- wh. i',..,!' was ii„l.,rs.'.l a .erlili.a ' 


Angnsi S.s~i l,sii:l— Ollnr pn..'.',.,lii,^s : "()nl.r.,l. Thai .Inhn D. 


his haviiif; taken nil ..alh 1., si,pp..rl ih.' ( •..i.sl,l,ili..ii ,.1' Hi.' Iliiite.l Slal.'s an.l 


SK'pheiiB.m, Cl.',k nf ll,.' Cin-nil C..iirl, 1,.' anlln.riz.'.l 1., mnk.' a l.ian of innn.'y 


nf the ,Slale i.l' In.liaiia— the natli .if ..lli.'i' an.l the ..alh apiiiisl ilmliiii;— an.l 


on the I'n'.lil nf ll,.' e. Iv, In Hii' aniniinl .,1 #li(l, fnr the pnr|M,,se nf purelias- 


Hier..iip.,ii tiink his s,.al as a inenilier ..f lliis H.,ar,l." ■ 


iiig 1 ks and iity seal, et.',, fnr this .'.miily, an.l that sai.l Stephensnn is 


"Zeli.is Ite.'kwilh pr.i.liie.'il a eerlifieale .if his .l.'.linn IV.an William 1". 


aiill,.,ri/.."l 1., mak.' the punhas.'S afnn'sai.l. 


W.invi.'k, Sh.'riir," el.' , ami havin- ma.l.' pronC thai li.' Iia.l tak.ii th.' 


■' llnhrr,/. That J. H. .'^l.'ph.'ilsoll he allnw.-.l Sli.ItT! fnr amount a.lvnil.'i'.l 


pn'Si'Hhi'.l .lalhs. .iil.r.'J iipcii Ihi' .lis. har'.-.' ..I' his .l.ili.s, C.r a l.rin nf l«,. 


l.y him 1.. pn..nn' ., I.,mk ami paper f.ir the iim' nf llie .'nunly. 


years l.ik.'wis.', 


■' DnI.r.;/, 'I'lial Curtis .Mallnry h.' alL.w.'.l $l,2."i f..r furnishing jury 


■• ,S.,|.,m„„ |.',n. 1, |,r.,.ln..'.l his ..rl .li. al.', al-.., 1., s.Tve h.r ,.m' yar, l....k 


h.ix.'s an.l l...x.'s i;.r ll I.'.'li.m, fnr th.' us.' ..I' ll,.' e..,ii,lv. 




" O,, /,,.,/, Thai J l>, Sl.ph.nsnn he allnw.'.l J 1 fnr ,naki,ig .ml lax .Inpli- 


(ak.a ls„l,.,,il...ill,.'n.'.-,..sar> ..alhs i,r ..III..' 


.■at.' li.r pn',s.'i,t v.ar i ls:;:i|. 


".I.,hn ll Sl.pli.'n-...,, |,r...ln.'.'.l l,is ,„„in,issi,,n :,s CL-rk ..flli.' Cin-iiil 


" n,,/n.,/. That ,'^..1 .0, h'in.l, an.l /,.„as It.'.'kwitli 1.,' alL.we.l ?(< ,.a.'h 


('..url r..r tli.'sai.l.'..iiiil\ ..!' 1 laiiiill..ii. Tr..!!, liH I'N.'.ll.'n.y. William II.M.Iri.ks. 


ll.r r..iir .lays' s.'rvi,.' as Cniiiily C..mniis.si.m.rs, ami Hiat William Dy.'r b,' 


(J.,v,'rm,r„rtlie Slate '..r In.liana, ,m Hm l.i.k ..1' mIh.!. was ,n.l..is,..l a eer- 


allow.'.l *2 fnr sa .s.'iviee, • he .'laiining no innre,' " 


lili.'at.. I.r his having lak.'n Ih.' eallLs " pr..-. ril..'.l l.y law 


.\nv,nih,'r s,'s.sion (l.HL'il). "James Diinean was n'l.-as.'.l fn,m paying 


"William !• Warwi.k pr...lil.'.'.l his in,s,M,n, as .<l,.riir ..III,.' -ai.l .nniily 


$l,'_'.'i. eharg.'.l hy the lisl.'r, f.ir a ph'iuair irriage. 


„( llaniillnn, rr..m his Kx.'.'lh'n.'V Wi ,n ll.'„.l,i.ks, i;.,v,.r„..r ..f lh.',><lal'e 


Clia]..'l W. Hniwn wa.s reh'as.-.l fn.ni paying llll eelils. Hi.' alnniinl eharg.'.l 




f„ra v..k.'..f.,x.'n. 




Ja.'..h T. Hire was n'leas.'.! In.ni p.-iyimnl nf HT le, amnlinl elinrg.'.l on 




l.vy f.,r a In.rs.', .I..lin Uriiill. I'Vaii.'is Kiii.'ai.l, James Kn'.'l, Sr., tli'nrge 


h'pilly iip|,r.,pria!,',l, TI,.' r..ll.iwin;: are s..m.' ..f ih.' hrst pr„.l,i.ti..ns ..C this 
hnily I'.irp.irale an.l pnlili.', Tli.- r.'.'..r.l pr...' Is: 


Kirkin.lal.' an.l li..l,ert Dnii.'aii wen' ex.-mpled from polMux, llo'y being 


nv.T .Ml y.'ars, an.l impn.p.'Hy aRs,.Rs.',l. William Hush was releasi'il fn.in pay'- 


'. The lt..anl Hi.'li pn, .h'.l l.i lay Hi.' e.„,nty .,11 iiil., t.,wnsl,i|is, In wil ; 


mi'lll nil Iwn nx.'U." 


" The r.,11., win- li'rrilnry shall 1,.' .'Slahlishi'il ami knnwn l,y Ih.' name of 


"Onhrrd. That ZenasU.'ekwiih be allnwed !SMI,r>7, fnr mnnoy furnislied by 


lIViiV,' Ui'r.r 7'..,-a«/i//i, tn-wit: lie-innilif; nl, th.' mnst .'ast.'rly 1 Hilary nf 


bin, to purehase honks fnr this eonnly." "(hd.r.d. That William 1'. Warwiek, 


sniil enniily nil Hi.' liii,' .livi.liii;; S.'eli.ins IT ami :;il, in T.iwnship III, Hango 


.Sherin.il the county, for his services fnr Hie pn'sent year, in allowed the sum 


r» ; Hien.e, nn sai.l line until it sirikes the w.'sl line nf said eniiiKy ; thence 


nf $2(1,50 ; and lliiit John D. .Si.'pb.'nson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, for liia 


lierth, niiining wiHi sai.l eniinty liii,' t.i th.' iinrlhwesl enrner ; Iheiiee eu.st, to 


services in attendance on the Coininis.siniiers in the present year, be allowed the 


Hie nnrlhenst eorni'r ; llienee, with naiil line, 1., the phire nf lii'gilining ;" ami, 


sum of ¥1(1 ; and Hint Solomon Kineli be allowed the sum of S2 per day for 


" That nil tlinl part of Hie enuiity lying snuHi nP n line drawn IVnni the ninst 


two day's altendanco as Commissioner of this county, at the iircsent court; and 


eastwardly hniimhry nf said enniily, riuininfr with the line divi.ling ,'<eeli 


that Win. .Myers and Zenas Itcekwitb he nlh.wej the same sum fnr same service" 


17 ami W, ill Tnwiiship III til il striken the ninal weslwnnlly l,..,in.lary. 


February Session, 1.M2I : " Onlmd. That Jerry K. hcnming be appointed 


nliall ho Ini.l nlV. eslal.lisli.'d ami knnwn hy th,' nam.' nf D.'lawan' T..wnship," 


''S,'s.sor' for lb.' whole enunly nf llaniillnn fnr the pres.'ut year, lo give bond 


"The li.ianl ..nhn.! that .laenl. liver ami Henry l''nlaml he an.l they are 


within live .lays, in the suni'nf «.-i(Mt " His bond was KIc'l and Qccept^.,! by 


|„.n.|,yapp.,inledt)v,'r,s.'ers.,rilie IW, in Whil.' Itiv.-r Township, fnr one 


the board, during Hie same ses-ion. 


year, (ienrge Kirkimhill iiii.l .laiiiea Willisnli were appointed Oversixra of 


Jwi'ph Kirkind.dc an.l Ualctin Hells were oiipointe.l Constables for Dela- 


the I'lior. in Helaware Township, for one year. 


ware Township, lo servo until February next. Jerry K, Is'nming, Andrew 


Al the next n'Kular scaBion of the Board, held in August. 1823, it wna 


McClintie'K and Asa 0. Jonea wore appointed to serve a.s ConslAblcs in Whit« 


" Ordard, Tlint Jerry K. I-eniiiing Qnd Andrew McClinlick bo appointed to 


River Township, forsaaie tcriu, bond to bo furnished fifteen days from date. 



IllSTOUY OF HAMILTON OOUNTY, INDIANA. 



I.I :il iIm 1, ,.!■ W, 



\\liil,-Uiv,TT.nv„^l,i|. 

..'ll..M^ ill Willi.' Kiv.M 






\.n ..r,M;il.li. ISJI 



Mmiiiv M ItA 






Tl.M Cinli. M,, 






OIIAI'TKU 11 



roi.i:.- iu,;i,i:,„,,. i:i 



j3i'i!sr.\N'i 









i""J-- 

•• M.n.1,1 M 

.111^ ..riii. c. 



« (i« I 

..Ik, lull,; 



ll:iiiii 



■..rWllil,. Itivr 



.IjillCCIIXl III- Willi,' Uii 

•si' irirr „f Si'Hi.in 



nil llii' .'MMililiniis iilMn'.viiil. I., III. 
Kiiil l^inii phil niniiiirr III, i;,i lli.' 
s.'ilil cMinly, I" III!' tisi' i.r K'liil niii 
I'l.iiillliniiK iiC.i'i'M.'iiil, oni'-liiiir III' III 
pliil, iiH lij' n rili'ii'iii'i' lliiTi'lii is Ml 



iIi'mI^-m il mill 

il li.v llii'ir mill 
I r.'.H ri'-i'i'v,' I 

IIImI l'l'Jll,.'..ll 



iiiili'i'il iiMil lu'i'iily-lnn 



niiio, llii'y ri'siTVii liil.s miiiiiIu'I'i'iI llirn., I'liiir, livi' ^.iil ni.v ; llin imliii iil' liii- 

Hiiiil I'lilirr liiNl ini'iitioiii'il lilnrkx iiP liilH iiri' Ihti'Ii.v ilinnili'il In llii'wilil I'ninily, 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 

1 lil.uk nine, nii.l In Murk linccn lakiii- 



ll.in 



, to I..' v..l'l <.l. (Im' 



rnll„«il,^. n.M,lili.m,l..-«il: Thai ill! 1...V.-I. 

Cullj', .m ».».n .■!.•< iIm.v i..:.v I"' r..|M..Mr,l In ||„ 

iidiiv, iii.iliTllir.lir.'cli.in ..C il,.- C.mmiiv < '..ini,n-^i..iHTs fi.iKiiil cimnly— iiiiiki- 

,,r rails,- I.I l„MM;Hlr,..K 1 nn.l miHi. i. nl .1..^ in llv »iiii|.l.-, I., Ilii- Kiiiil Ciiuiilj- 

A;;.-nl, fm- lli.' ii-..' "I' llii- sai.l .vMinlv, rviu clIi.T nr .nl.l imiiiiIp.t .if :ill llic 
l.il.s :iii.l IhivliiMial I..I.S, llu' riM.'li..ii:il I..IM l.i I..' .'.muiIIv .livi.l.'.l liv Hii' (luli.irs 



llir.v, (iv 
iih.l rvci. 



Nil. I ('. 



ill nllin-- vMi'|il III... k- 

t ■."."')■. (I- ■■ ■■' 

"m l\"u:;, ,i,'r..s „(■ l„n.l ,l,.si^.M;,l,.,l „.s „i;,r,..:M.l, „n.| 



lil.i.'k I 



llml 



II IVa.'li.iti nil (Ih^ s.nilli»T.sl r.iriKr i.l' Kil.l |ilal : 'I'lii'M, anil i 
i.ll^'aliiiM (u lie null iiinl vui.l, I'l.so Ki In' iin.l miiaiii in lull I'lin 
IV till. I ripilly, a>» witucr^H, lite day an. I vrar first, almvi' wrilto' 

^'-'"•',.I..M.Mt K l'..t,K. tsKA,.J 



( A. 



"I"'-" 



Itaviii- l..'.'ii a.'iv|.l. .1, 
(•ntiiluis.si.,i,..r.-..,i.l.„.l 
in till' ..Hi.'.' ..r iIh' It.' 



iw;:i,a|.ait...r 

„r till, .■iiunly il 



lilaliirilii wly Hi'lrati-il silf 111' m'..i-.l..l 

I'.ilk !..■ :i|i|i..i .1 A;,-.'iil r.M- till ly, 

HII ..I Uxr II san.l .l..ll:,is." Tl..' a^inl 

Mli,..|i M lav II,.' mill .lay..!' April, 



11,.' .:,,„.■ s,«>i..ii ".,r.l,i','.| liy llir II.K 



.Martin iM. Hay 



Ik' all.i». 

r„iir iIhII, 



y Mai ;' als... "tliat ll.'iijalllill I. lllyllio lie alliiwcil tliirly- 
)y . . Ills f..i s.rvi.'.'s as ('i,iiniiis.si.,niT Ilir fixiti;; soul, i,f jiis- 

(',iln'niis,si,Mi,'r li.r l.aaliii;; tli.- s.al ..f jiislii'i'," as aHirnsaiil. This ciilniilrti'il 

til., liilsitli'ss a|.|.,'rlail,il,- I., 11,.' I.i.ati..ll iif ill,' s,'at iil' jtlsli,'.'. At 11 s,llis.'- 

i|lli'lit, 1,,'ili^ llii'Ml,u'.'..lin^ May, s.ssi.iii .if tli,' ll.iar.l, William (^il rami 

.I„sial'i !•■. IV.Ik, nil tli.'ir null lii'liaWas |ir..|.rict..rs nf the Inwii, ami iho ItnanI 

lii'lil ill I'ninni.iu liy tliini, in llin Inwii nf .N.'.hl.svill,-. 

Al Ih,' s:ini,' si'Ksion, alsn. .Insial, l''. I'nik, County Apnt, fil-.l a sl^,l,'ii„'nl 
111' llic sail' nl'inwn lnt« in Nnhh'.svillo, iiiaili' April lil, I.S2I, pursuant t.i the 
iifnr.'sai,l nr.hr, alimuiitin- in ihc a;.'-r('(,'alo In III,' sum nf ?l Kl.Tri, onofnurtli, 
?iri.lt:i|', liavili;; li.i'n paiil in lian.l, iicnnlinj; tn ii;,'rcoliicnl. After ili'iluct- 
in;; i'X|H'iis,'s, he tiirm.l nv,'r $2I1.7HJ In the cimnly. Williiiui Conner nnil 
.Insiah I''. I'olk mill the (/niinty It.iar.l, hy iniiliial a|;recment, luailc n division 
nf sixU'en ner.s un.livided, s|)i'eineally inenlinned in the lionil of Conner and 
I'nik Ui lliimjllnn I'oiinty. 'J'liis traet cnnsislednf Intii one, two, tliri-e mid fnur, 
lyinj; on the cjist of the ori;^iiial pint of NobleHville ; one and three went tn 
tho iiiiiiily, two iind four Iwing tjikcn by Conner and I'olk, caeh of the IniB 
eunljiinin^ four acres. 



(JIlAl'TKR III. 

Aiii.v I'l'iii.ic iirii.DiNii; 



I'nik, ll.ar th.'t..»„ ,il NnM.Mill. 

a sit,' t.. h,' s.'l,'. I.y the li..a,.l 

.l..i.al.'.l In th.' ...iii.ly r..r the pii 
■I'll,' rra,ti.„iisln,'at,',l ill th,'»,.„ 
are ll„' pr,'s,'ril.,',l ,lilii,'lisiniis nf I 
The si/.,', IVnm.mttnmil. Inl,et» 



I, IS:; I, Ihe eharin- of 
of a jail nil 111,' IVaelion 



• hilahle ,plality ; foiiiiilation t,i li.' ^ 

s. at Last tw.'lvc iiu'lies in .li, I.', 

L;lh«|H.'..f Ih.i same; Ihi.ir I., he lai, 

sai.l llnnr, In I,.' .Invelaili'd at ^< 

i.is ,,f -nnil, suhslantial wnn.l, ami ( 









small I 



.,ik, 



floor." l''or this hiiii.lin;; the entitnnt was let In .T, 

to lie ereete,! on a part of lll.Ktk IK, l,etwe,'ii l,ols 7 ami 8 an,l Whit,- l!iv,'r. 

Kulw,',piently, at the NnveinlaT s,'s.sinn of the Hoard, .Mr. IN.Ik, liaviii}; 
h.Tii enmliiis,sioii,',l as nm^ nf the lhiai',1 of .T,isli,','s, resi-n.al his p.,sili.m iw 
Cniiiity A-.'iil, wh.'ii Sy.hior Hal,' was ap|„.iiil..l A-.nt in his sl.a.l, wli.'U lliii 

H.,ar.l nj-,l,'r,',l "that the a-,'l,t of the ,', ty pay over to .1. K. I'olk, the 

iiii<l,'rtak,'r(.r the huihiiii- <if Jlio .lail. III,' sum of .fTH. I II, out of the I'a.sh 
,l„nat,',l for ...only hiiii.li>if,-s, as .snoii as Iho aninunt may lie enlleeli',1." 

At.isp,,ial s,'.s.M..nnr the Hoard, on the ITthof Mareh, ISIiri, li.hl al the 

the .Sheriff Like possexsioii of the same; and that the a;;enl pay nvi'r any 
uioiH'ys he may have in his hatnls una|,prnpriateil, enlleetc,! lioni ilonatinlis, ite." 
During ihcSepletnher se.ssion, IHlili, nf the County Heard, itwiLS nidi'ied " that 
the Sheriff prn.'.i'.l to s,'ll tn the hmi'st hi,hl,'r, on .Saturday, Ihc 9lh iiist., tlio re- 
mnval of lliejail nf this eoiiiiiy fr.nu where il now is, to the public s.|iiaie,and 
that the un.hrtakers li.'W ..lie si.li' of the fnilil.lati.in hi^-s anil lay lliejail floor 
solid on Ihc same, ami that Ihey fix tin' ilonr Huhstanlial." The jail wih liliived 
acconlingly, a. short time nflcrwani, ami Isaac Cotlinghani was allowed, nt the 
November Hcj«ion of the Board, the sum of $^i2 for rcniovint: the witiic to the 
public squartj, oa conlcinplalcd by the order lit tbo proviout Icrni. 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



II. (',.;.-u,ll, 1,,.. alln 



f..i- liMil.lin;: frnrt l,n,i,. 
-.Ma.lc. „l llii. .Ini ry 



.r.'i'liniM.f':! K'liipni- 
..r.f.Miil, K. l'..ll., M 



' tlirn'mi, lllr s:ill- to lAr pl;uv :if iIm' \,„u-,- 



I K-natly ji 
U'.| on ll„' 

■X- I\W ttK.I 



l!..„r.l. M ils Ma 



. Iliiil .liiriiM.- di.' 
'I. an. I a^k.al l\u- 



^^.:- mv.i, l.N .-li.rlll Waru, 



't'„ : ■•An.llln. II,., 



.ks mi.i lali'l,,-, . ^■.. 






V, A.v..r.liii.Jy, al II..' Au^M.sl M.>..i.ni, |k::». ..I' (!..■ H..a.-.i .,rC,„ii. 
1^ ..f lialMll|..M ('..ii,ilv,-wr lin.l r«a,r(W ll„- f..ll..w,i,- |.n.....,ii„;..s in 

■.■ii..n ■ 'I,,/,, ..I. Thai III.. (•.,mniisM.,n.rs..rili.' .....„iy |.r..,' I i,. 

i|, ■ l,.,iis.., ..I. I,.l, N., I , in l.|...-k N... 1! , in ll... I..«n ..l' \..l.l. >> ,11. , 






»■! '2-< 

.1 ~ai.| I .'. an.l ..r.l. r.al 

-ai.l -nn, ..r S:i'J.-., All 



"I ''"■""'■I"l. i „i|.,„in;; R II. (•„-MV..|l »IVJ 



.a.l.. nl llir .l.'i 



l.a.k,.ni iIm'M.iiIIi '.i.lr.,1' lln' In.ll.H. 



/(r.V /, ( ■.,..,! 11; 



(;I1AI''1"KU IV^ 

ic III ii,i>;N(..';-c..min 

,,l, i:,„i,.„i..l /■.., / //.. 



, ^Milal.i.. i;, 
..r .^ai.l I...II 






,iav III. I hh .hn .,1 |l.r,n,l.,r M. VI ■ Tl„- .^,|.l,n,l..r s.s.,..m, IMl."., ..fill.' H..ar.l ,.1' ('..ininisMi.n.Ts ..r_ll,.n,ill..n C. 

i..i>'..llii.- I.nil.lih- W.T.' |.r.'MTil.. .I,a.. i;.ll..»v .1 wa-. ..nl. I'.'l ll.al a .....ll li..nM.. I... I.ulll. on lln' piil.lir r..|lmn'. .... r..ll..»~ 

v.nu ln.'.l..llar^.in.' ,1 v ..r.i.l-. in a.h an..' ; I..' I.'.v I.-, li. I M|nai.', «ill, M.ni.' r..iin.l;.ll.Mi I'igllli'.'n iinllrs l..'l..iv ill.' mi 

.■nly-liv.' .l..llarKin..r.Urs wli.n lln.|,..n».'i.. , ami U., IV,.! al.,.v,' ; Uv.. I.a.l wall; lln' walls In la' l.ii.'k, ill.' Inw.r M,.n 

. iin.l iw.'iily-rive ii.,llarB in nr.lcm wiii'ii the j U'cn fret liif^ll ; ii|.|H'r, Ion H'cI ; fiwl wall li-lil.'.'li iliclii.'* Iliii-k ; llii' ».-. 

inlj-livo il..ilaM ill ciisli nn.l Iwi'iily.livo ili.l- j lliirl.TM. To l.i' liiiislnal will, nliilnlilr il.a.m. window^ I'lc, anil lo liii 

ITS. Niitii'O Ki 111' rIvi'Ii liy laililiialinli in lniliana|a,li» n^wxpnlin-e 



•il. iloi.rs liiinK mill floors laid, nn.l HlVy 
li.ii llicuinmin work isoomiilctod ; »♦» 



k' i;..iii|ili'it'd liy thu noiaiiid Monday in NoVfiiibcr ncxl." As ] by innnuscriiit mid |.iink'il i 



|.ro,.i 






N..l,l.svill.', lalwi'.n till- ITIli anil 2tlli nf Oilobtr ncxl. To be i-nniple 



i.lvaniT; Ibis waHinad,' lis shown by llii- lollowinj; : " Onl,ml,r\wt Vnnm I bv Janilnry 1, IS 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



At the lullowinj; Oclolior sraKion, I8:i."), a fiirthrr unlrr wiis cnlon 
tlio ]ir.pi-™iin^'» of 111,' I!(.„nl iit Ihat (orin, in llios.- w.inl.s, to-wit : " 
Thiit llir plmis mi<l ,],-.,ri|.ti.,n» for a m'W .•rairl lions,., ,„itli.,riz,..l ,il la.. 
lK.rcM.in.li..l,nml that the I!..ar.l a.L.pt ih.. piao^ of .?„l,n llin-ivall, 

to iiotico -iven f.>r (he umlion of the .-; I , „m,v ,.|i,„..,I, it a,., 

Charh'S (Inivor, .lan,..s Tiiron ao.l Will, ,0,1 l^ao.. |,n.|„,.r,l l„ t„ 
material, I. oil. I llo' saioc ao.l ..lon.ln.. ,1 ,....,.\,u- In ihr ■.,\„.,.- mom. 



ofthosai.Kir.. 
8.-|I.-., anri I hoi 
Ih,. (.o„l|.a..| f,„ 
Charles drover 



.ilii.alions for ^aid huihlin.^', ami a fiir- 
araetflr.^ for work il.me, of wliieh (he 
, a,s 8oon a.H clleeted. At the .lunc 



lial, DcM». 



> 00 in rnrpcnter wi.rk. 



Iliamn..c(li)..l. K. To! 



I «.r.' np|,r.-.l In l.r |i;u.| for «-.,rk .|.,ne 

I, a( (he sa lioie, the CoMlltV A;;e1,l »a.s 

;an,l peueilin- (he l„iek«ork. .la h Mahin [ 

he Noveinl.er session followin;;, eon(rae(oil to I 
for the snni of S:;!!."., an,! the eoiitrail was 



he Mal.l, >e-.i,.0, |M:!7, tlo 

I Tuio.rao.lKvaMs,S:iir..7.-| 
0,1 hn„.e. an,| (o liarnes ami 



of the ahov. 



MUMS lao.l on (he w,.»( side of \Vhi(c Hiver, opposite Nohlesville, 
('..iiuejiani, ?ir. ; Mr. Colhnrn, JlTi ; Mr. Trayeralt, .?l.-| ; M.S. 
I.-.; .Mr. Medsker, ?!.-.; ,S. Dale, .r. I). Ktephen.son, .lames Willi- 

.Mall..iT. .\sahel Dnnnin^-, .iohn Conner, .losiah I''. I'olk. CharleH 
ham Conner, llezekiah li.Mls and .T,dm ,'<loops, made nhlipilion 
1;; the la.st sniwriplions, or any part thereof; in event of failure, to 

of the partie.s. These snms, s.i far as the same w,.re eollc.eled and 

(he use of (he cmnly, to wliieh refen.nee low already I.een made in 
m: pa(;es, with (he odier funds ajtpropriated for the piii'pose in the 



forf.ne-half the poieha.se n y Ml three, an.l the remaiode 

from the day "f sale. .\( the May si.ssion, If-ISS, the Ci 



CFIAI'TKR V. 

I'lltl.lf lillMIIM;,S_C„NTIM Kh. 
■.moony- 77o l;,„.l^lln„ (•,,., I,. 1 -lu /V,/..... — //„„. ,4y,, 



pn:.<|:,\NT ,n ,l,epn,u-,oow,r" .\n ,\e. relalll,., 



.i"-ll.- I"r 11.00, N.„, C ,v,ao.i ;,« a p.ol ...o-,.!,,:,! i..,, i;.r -.,,1, l,„.,li.„, ,, | |i„. , |„. C,,, hi', rh.roiame of the ilulies ,.f his olHee," ete. ,s',.ti,m .-I 

"I N"l.|.-vdl.. 1.-.,,,. «.,^ eM,„-,>,U (.. I i,„o„rn„-ly ,., ,l,:0 „ , .veh ,l I hat ■' all li,i,.s whieh mjW ar,., or Iiiay hiTealli.r he .liivefd 

"'-'"■''■ pr"l"-o,_' tie ,n.,,i,n„ „r ., I„i„l In :,..i-l o, ll,e ...-.hn,, ..l' >,„ I, |,y |:,,i i„ ]„. |,:,i,| |,,r the ,is,. of « piihli,' s,.iiiiiiary ill oaeli respi.etive eoiiiily, 

hoildii,;;s In l,r ,1, .i„;,lr.| In poM,. „-,■ l,.r Ml,' lii'ielil ..!' the ,..iin,ly. 'IS si, all |„. |,.„,| , |„. |„„„ls of (he Trils(,.,.s tlo.n-of, any law tip (Jie eonlrary 

loe-dil I" I. 'I d 'fh,. i;.llio>,„_. i- Ih.. s,il,-,lipli,. II. wl,„l, lolly -,1s Inrll, 1 1„ ivnl, ,1, ;,i,y l^ Im' not with.stamliiit:." In eonforinity to the forenoii,;; provi- 

ils p„ip,,M- . Mno.v. It "as ,„.,.|,. „l,lip,(„ry nuon all olTiei.rs and other, (o whom (he afon.- 

"Th.. „„,|,i;i;; 1 l„ 1 , l.y ,„L-a^,. a„,| pr.,i,o-. ii, . ,„,H,1. , .0 I li;,l (l,,- , i,:,",,,,,! ,.|,.oi, nls of the fund Were primarily paid, to faithfnlly aeeimnt lor and 

.s,.ai nl josii,,. I.," ..Mal,lisl„,l .,1 .\,,l,l,->ill,.. ,.| Will, ,,11, C,,,,,,,! „i„l .l,.>i;,h f. i,, yn „>,.r lo ih,. Triislie .so appointed, any 1111,! nil smdi funds, under severe 

I'olk, within an.l loill,,. , ly.,lllai„,ll,.n. lo pal iiiiln Willi.ou Hyr. /,. uas ,„n,,hi.- f.a all lailor, » so („ ,h.. It was made (In. dn(y of .said Trustees, also, 

H,.ekwitli an.l .S,l |.'ii|,h, C„oiniis-i..o,is ofsaol . ,oioly. ao.l ll„,r s,,,,,- .aiiiioalK to lia helnre ihe Hoards ofCoiiiity Commis.sioners, 11 eompletc slate- 

sors. who may her,aller exeeiKe the duties of Couiily C, ssioiiers, on the ] iii. n( of (he situation of tlie fiiii.ls Iielon^iiii- to their respeetive County .Seniina- 

demanil of the County A..:ent to he hy them for that piir|io.sc appointed, the j ries," asu.safe},'iiard over thefiiuds eontemplated hy the lawmakers. to heearefully 

iinioiint nnne-xed to our resjs.elive names, for the use of the snid county of 1 liushanded for the eihiealion of the eoining generadons. A further provision 

Hamilton, toward the creetion of the permanent puhlic huildin^ of the j imposed upon siieli Trustee the duty to " nniiually, within the first twelve 

county. It is expressly understood lliiit all work or materials hereunto. «uh- days of tlic ses-sion of (lie General Assenihly, transmit to the Speaker of the 

scribed slinll lie done or dcliverwl nt the puhlic square in the town of ! House of Hepresentnlivcs, n certified list of all moneys hy him n'eeived, in coii- 

Noblcsvillc. ' formity with the provisjons of this act," ilnd annually exhibit a detailed account 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



.1 ••!., IIm' S|.,>;,k.> 
M..,„l:,v ..I I Ill 



Mirj- invniimiiirv M.|« I.. 
|inivlM.ilis.,rillii( MiitiKr 



li.'SiiiirMl'In.liiinii, ('..r 
Aii.lil.irtii-ivrii.liiill i 



Ain-.-ll,rl, llii.CiiiMly K.KirdlgiikllH 



(,i ,„ll,Tl 111,' srmini.ry fii 
iiii-lil I... in r,•:l.lin.■^s wli 
Iiii..r M,,n..n, All.nl li (• 



I! I. lo. Ilii 



l,ro>~;il V II.I.I.H.IlllM I.I III, 
.J.Tl III .l.'lllirrilNl IViM.si.l.T 

lid. Ml' (h,. I!„;,r,l„l' Cmm- j l:ik 

ll,,' li.Uli „r .\„l,l,.Hvill.-, I nib 

^""'" '"""'.V Srniiinry I ;i|.| 



,k, llilllj.|«„ l.y Inrly. 

.1 ll.,-» Ill Uvilvr. 'l 

Mpli't.'.l uiilil in IIm' I'll! 

I.|.li.iis..ii,.\ II, Cul..:! 

n IV.rivilll.' Ii|,il,lill-ll 
. I.I.I II..MIC.I hnlilill^lll 

liii.l nt' till' nilinliiT li 
n |il:.<is III' mini liy n 
lirr iiviMi'litsiil'Si'i'l 



iillimill- M:i 









, fl'17 HI, 

I 1.1 
.Jllir, 7:1 



Tom! rtmiiiinl of fund rM> 2:\ 

Tin' iiliiivr ri'iiiirl Imvin- liivn filnl iinil itiTr|ili'J, llii' llii:iril ro-i<|'|ininli'il 
Mr. A. II. <;iil>' m Tr>i.sl<r .if lliiii lutnl. liiiviii); Imiii ii^'iiiii rr i>|>|«iii>li'il in 

•Tcliil liy Jnhn (J. HnriiH, ivlio, in l»rn, w,i.. hiuriiilnl \<y Uny 1 W. Chirk, 

nt lln- .liiMiiiiry «.vs.si.,ii, 1h:i7. .Mr. Clnrk »n.i ri-ii|.|.uinlcil in .JiilMmry, I.H'IH, 

iiiMlri'iiiiii I in iiITk'i' until llii' Miiri'li .iiwitm iil tlii' linnnl, IKIJ, iil ivhirli time 

'J'Imimiii.i 'I'. Ilnilir \t'iL'< ii|i|Miiiitiiil III MiiiTci'il liliii. Mr. Ilullir wiis n^nln 



I Mllllr ('ink III III.' II. 
Cl.Tk llll.l l.lll.T ill.i.l 



nii;;li(. .l.'.siuniiU' nnd m 
Hi,:iril nIOi.unijr Cmn- 



i.|nii 



In.rir.l ii|i|..iiiiliil .lnMiili IM. .Miilli.iy III cxiiinini' llir ciiiinlj- Bi-lninnry liilililili);, 

limi.l.'. ..r William ItriMi'lKTl. till' <nnl rat. ir. ifsiiil ...iilrarl liaii luvn Tully I'l.m. 
|.lii'il with. 'I'lii' l...:ir.l. Ili.n, III till' Di'.'i'ImIi.t K.'.s'.i.in, I S."! I , a|,,iiiint,'.l 
ani.lliiT l!..ai.l ..I .'^.niinary Trn.lir., .■..n.si,.liMK iil'Ji.l.li 0. Hun,.., .Ii-.'<s,. |,„l,., 
T. T. Uiillii-, A. It. Cili', .1. ,M. .Malliiry ami ILiviil M.to, llic Iwo lir.sl InHcrvo 
nun yi-ar, tin' l.wn wriin.l Iwo Ji'iirs, nn.l lln- Iw.i la»l tlirci' yiulK. After cnn- 
Hi.li'ralili. ili-liiy, llm li.iar.l, at llii' 1Si|i1<miIiit Hos.'.iiin, \X^i2, ii|i|MiiiilcMl A. It. 
(Vic to nxcivc- llif wminary ulVtlii. Iiami. ol' ill,, contriict^ir, Williuln Haiiclicrt, 
niKl cause it to l>c coiniilcU'.l iiL'c.r.liiif; lo llic c.inlnKtt, anil lo kcrj) llio Rnniu 
in repair nt llir o.X|icnKc of llic |inlron..i of the nrliool then in |ir(i;^cx<. Krtmi 
that time forward, tlic linilditi^ wim generally o<TU|)inl. 



CHAPTKU VI. 
'riii.ic Hrii,ii:N(;s— c.iN 



IIISTOUY OF ilAMlI/rON (X)aNTV, INDIANA, 



•.I, ..r 



ri^d pn.vi.i,. lor ;m.l 



rpi> |„„vi,i,. 

-L prnvi.lr l..r 



:lll,vi.l IIm' nrw \Vr!.l,slM.»' 



nTip-l,:,lr,|narl<T iirSivtinii — , ill TmiviisIh,. IM iicrlli, li:,M^.,. Ti r;iNl, cuiil.iihiii- 

ri-lily (H(l) iim's^ llio prniiiscs lo \«- riiriiisli.,! »:,i.l Siii«rinl.>n.l,'nt Cri',' of 

I riiil, llir l,„i,r,l iiroviiliii- niTciiniiiM.liilimis for lanym ,m Ihi- r:i{i1 -nmii.ls, 

,y I rMiislrii.'l ln--,Ml,iiiM, Hr., Hiiii|.'ii'il willi Ih'.Ih, l,|.,I.Mlrii,la mill liivMin- anil in 
ixMili :illn»' liln. $:ill(l ,,<T nniiiiin, lor iin avrnip' of si'vi'ii p.-iiipii^, iiiiil. in 

„1 I i.r..|...rli..n, U a ^rnilir nr Irss iiiiinl.iT, iin.l tlic |,r..ir,-.ls iif llie i.aiii.iT l:il„.r, 

„(• 1 111,' Sii|«TiiiliMMl™t i.rnviilin- lliiMM III.' iiiTisMiry rni..!, ilrink iiiul ilolliin-. 

^.^ ! l'M.I,■rll,i^.,lrr,■lnL•.■nlonl,all 111.. Ovorsrora of llic IVii.r, in lli,,' .wvral lmviisl,i|..- 

", ] M:,.v ..ril,:,l vn, 1.. (In. ram. lali'l^- oiriipi,.,! l.y Saiiiml .Mi.nrnn, noar Nnlls- 
,■ A I 111,- -ai,,.- s,ssi„i,, III,. l,„ar,l .■i,i|.l„v,.,l Al,n,T .lollfs In l.nil.l, on llic 



I nly, anil sia- llial llirir wauls wit.- snirii'ii-iill.v |.rovi,l,',l lor; llial lliry 

>lionl.l iiol snll'iT lor llio I'oninion ni'nv^^arii'H of lifo, nor all.iw llnni lo In- ill. 

(TO.' 1. II «a.salsonia.iiMl,iMlul.vor"OuTsiiTH" lokirpa r .r.l, in wliii-li 

llii'V kIioiiM rivoi-a llio naiihs of all piTsons in lli.'ir ri'siin-live lownsl,i|,H »lio 

lollio liniililM i.r.Mril..J l.y law for ll.o niainlonamv iif ll,o«i' nnrorlnnalo.s. 
.\ rniiliiT provision ina<li' il llioir iliily lo piil mil, a.M apjironlin'S, all poor 

lliriii — iiialrx iiiilil llio a'_'o ollwrnly-ono, anil fcnialrs until llii'a;;p orri;;lili'i-ii 



"1 \>""V'-^. ■ vo I 

I'oslor SL'I, .\n.Tioi 
S:i.-. lor llio work lion,', 

ri'porl of liis n. pan. 

Thr ,in,lrr,i,;nc.| Sun, 



Bai'i nsjliim hy your 



« in lai'li n , 

fir-l of May Pol 






lom lie rrccivnl frnin liir I lvcr>rris of llic r„nr ofl'lay T-,wiiwlitp, l„-\iit : On i 
<laj of April. 18 111, llicy cnii5,iflir,l nf nn ol,t \:\<\y, 1,,-wif. M,n7 Wall, uilli f,, 



■Mninlay in May : 



who, Iroin III,,' 
llial allowan,',' 
linr III,' loWf'sl 



IVlnali', ninli' 
sil.ly liinil on 



lli,'k,'.piii(; 



IS will 1 pial lo llii' cllarnr oCtliiir inaiuli'- 

l,i,l.l,'r lo k,'i'p (lii'in; llic saiil l'o.nnii..<sioni.rs 

llial III.' (Ivirsi'ir of 111.; Toiir in no oasi' sliall 

a-,' of Iwinly-i years, if a male, ..r, if a 

a y.'arx, if sneli Ovt'r>..'.'rs .if Ilin Poor .an p.w- 
y HiM'li paupers." l-'or llie pnrpo.ses cont.'in- 
((v,'rs,','rs ,if ill.' I'our for llie several townsliips 
■I, l„„li,s p,,lili,' anil eorporali' in law, to all 



of " 



rs of III. 


l'„,ir" of Ih'ir 1 


■Hp,',m,' 1 


wiisliips,.o"sneand lie .sueil, 


,1 he ini| 


,'a,l.'.l, in nil eoilll 


ofj,l,ll,al 




, Ink.' or 


r ive any lamU 


ti'iii'tnenlM 


or' lleri'ilil, Ills, Koo'ils, I'liat- 


.ir s s 


of „ion,'y,.lo or 1 


,r till' use 


,f the poor of their ri'spieUve 


IS, of till 


L'ifl, ali.'iialion o 


,1,'sir,' of 


my person or pirsons whoniso- 


hoM to 


hini, lli.'saiil llv. 


■s,',rs anil 


hiirh esorsinlrnsl.forllio 


1' poor 1, 


r.'vor." 'I'll,' I,.-- 


slahir,', in 


III' I'lenlnii'lil of this Ian, liail 


nplalh.n, 


in the ni'ar I'lilnr. 


Il rei'li 


ni of prop,'r liniWings, sneli m 


nty Con 


niissionirs nii;rlil 


pri'si'rih,', 1 


. 1..' lls.'.l as asyliinis Ihr llic 



poor who nii^;lit Iteeoine a |H'rinan.'iil i-liarp', as panpiTs, on (lie eouiily. 

Piiriii;; llie . ariy years of tin- eonnly's history, lint. lilll.' nilvanrc wa.s ina.l.i 
in the ni.'ilioiis wli,\r,'liy tlin |M)iir w.to pr.ivi.lei) with (lie incnns of snhsistciu'c 
an,l till' neecssaries of life. Until IKMi, no niovinienl. appears In have lieen 
inan^nniU'iI looking; to the ercctinn of hnihliiip. for llie nr.'.iiiinioiliilion of 
paupers. Af llie Mari'li s.'.s»i.in .if tlic Connty Itonnl of llial y.'iir, in eonloin- 

lilation nf the eiilalilisl itnfim nsylnin, .)i's.so Kisher was n|ipoinli'.l .Snpirin- 

ti'inlent nf Riieli nn instiliition, llie. iippointin.nt cxlemlinf; over a (K-ricsl from 
tlie firat Mondiiy in May, 1840, until the eocontl Jloii.lay in Mnreh, 1H47. 



[.toiiar.l ili.k, a. 
perfnrniinp any I 



i.li.il. Mrs llarclii. 






inci t,. I,is 1,0,1 coaliiiiinllj. Tl|,.lna« OcerinR, Hie 



ii(.';;,'sle,l l,y llie e.,pi'ri.n.es ofthe day. 



sity. ll.n.e, prior l,i the yi'ar IS.SJ, the h.'sl expiri,ne.'s of the coniily were 
hronuhl into re.piisili.ni lor the purpose of providing, in a more .salisfaelory 
way, liir an .T.sylnni in fail .as well as in name, adapt.'.l lo the a;;.' anil .'onforlu- 

iii^ lo the more nio.lern idea of proviiliiij,- for the i if.irt aii.l alhyialin- the 

.li.sl>'.'8ses of (he eonnty poor. Plans wer.' ask.-.! for an.l r.'.'.iv.',l by the la.urd, 

f.)r a eiuinty asylnni, an,l a contra.t, 1,1 f,,r (lie const rn.lion of such a liuihlinj; 

on till' " poor liirni," for the siiiii of 81,:illl), of wliieli s ho wils allowed 

the oni'-lliiril part, or ? I."-.:!,:!:!! , in a.lvanee. Willi Itauelirrt wils the sne. 

ees.sliil lii,ld,r, anil l.i him the eonlrael, was let. .Snl,s,',|u,iiily, at the I) n. 

lier si'ssion, in IS.M',, a seri.'S of rules and ri'^iilalioiis, consisting of thirl.'en, 
pr.'.seriliin^' the niaiiner, style and .ainiln.t of all 



opl.'il l.y I 



afore." 



: the diilii'S of (he .Snperintenilent. William Itra^-^; 



A s|H'eial si'ssion of llie hoard not on llie liil of .Inly, 18.->7, .alliil ti.r llie 
purpose of receiving lii.ls for llie ereeiioii of all a.syliiiii for the poor. After 

aemiiparison of tlic spe.ifieati and bids foi' the purpo.sc, (he .'oiilrait wa.,. 

awar.l.'.l lo John Kislier, for IiiiililinK C'c walls; to Kli Oit.'L'er, A. (li-K'cr, 
Daiii.'l Keedy and isime Williams, for (lie carpenlcr work and paiiiling ; an,l 
(o Thoniafl .1. I.indsi'y for III.' plastering of the Mine. Tlic liiiihlinf,' wa.s of 
lirick, twenlyci;;lit feet front by tliirty-two feet hack, of this sin), the fnnit 
twenly.'inht fist by sixteen Icct back, two storicH high ; the n'niaining portion, 
back, to be one story bigb. At the s|iecial scjwion, September 19, 1857, upon 



niRTORY OF TTAMH/rON- COUNTY, INDTANA. 



' IIm' :irrii i.r llir 



CIIAI'TKlt \'ll 



Av ;::",: 



.,t .1,,. M.„.l, M-.nn. 1>.V; uImm iI„. p,„|,„.it„.„ „|- A II. Ii.ui,!-, 

. i; |l.,>M.n„, .h.Kl, M. NUI .,,..1 A >l .\1. \mII, ;v,,< :,r.v|.l,.,l. a„J ( 



,1,1 l„. rr,,.i,,.i 

I, tl,r Inll.nvi,,'.- 



n.l -l„T\ h. 









mI III ilcliTMiiiif uiion u |>liiii mill s|iiH-ilii'iiliiinH nt llio 



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m 




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Is, 

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HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



I «,.ik ..n 



. W. li. I'ur. 






Tn virw ofd,,. Nilimli.iii, 

tiul,' |.r„|ms,.,l, nl 111.. M.irdi 
IST.-i, (.nicTi.l llnil, .1.1 oI,.,-(ii.T. xl.nuM 1„. |i,.|,l |,y 
i.i.rilv, "11 th.' Iir«t Mniiilny in April fiillmviri;,', n( 

M tlH'ir iii.liviilii,,] ],r,f,.rciirrH, At (l.p a|.|.c.ititcil 
..illl 111.. fn|l„nitl.,- r,.,ult, n» Klinwil lijril,,. oin,.inl 



l-.vlr. 


«,■!■,■ l.r.-..rl,l,.,l,n|,|.n.v,..l nlHl :h | 1 


■I'll.. Ai 


j,.,l X 


tinn ..r ill.- llru r.j.lir,. At ill.' SMlll. 

iirrlnlc'.l iui.l .Mi|.r.iiih'n.i.'Ml, uilli ;i v: 
rc„r,»ln,.l,„i,, will, lr:,v,.|,i.;:,.M.."-.-.i 


iiiii.. \V 

hirv Ml' 


Illi.V 1 


uvili- I.I...11 ^'iv.... l.y 111.. Au.lit.ir, iis liir. . 


r.i,iis|>. 


\v;l» 1 


■1,1 .111 111.. 2Slli nCMuy riill.iwili;:, wliii, 1 


.!.. U.T.. 



lis. (iijr^cr.V- Durfi.c, 1.1 tlicl 



■ inr 11,.- piirp 
u Imil.li,,:;, 111.. 

iiiiiii.i.i i.r .? 

iir 111., sill. .,r I 



, -Imi 



iilllll uf 
I IKit III 

..n.... of 






\Viii>l.nv. 



: f'..., Now \„tk. 
iliUolliominihc 
,flli,.™,i,.mpiir. 

lii\v...l ?:i,:i:i(i, iho 



Wiii.li llinscliolidsliiiJ liciTiBi^ncd, I 
h.in.lH of llic Ciuiii y Tri'n>uror, nil 
Al lli<.sp<.,i.il.liilyi.o»«ioii, 18; 
iiniiimit nrilii.ir ..sliiiiiito for Burk .1 
rnrwaril, n» woll as from the beginning:, ill., work progrcs.s.-.i willi >:ili^l'H tnry 

111,. InilM.rApril. iSTC, >r.-rs. Wiliiiinis, (ii-^-r .V I'", wore nlloweil S:).-,S S 1 
Inr spr.i;il .Ml:... .... |;iil , II.1..-1. .V t'o «rn- :.i-.. ..Il.i.v,.,l 8 1 L' I for ..xtra w.irk 

,l„„o. Do ll... - i.iy il «..- ..rl.n.l .'llinl II,.. ji.il is ..,.mpl,;li.,l, aii.l thai 

111., lionnl ai.r,.pl 111.; s.iiii.. ; nn.l llio Aii.lilor is ,.r,l,.r,..l to pay llio balance due 
tlic coMlrii..|ors, ?2S,-I7I. Iosk llio sum lieforo paid, tlic work liavinj; lioen ap- 
prov.'d liy llie areliitiTt appointrd to Bn|i..rint(.nd tlie same." Jlr. I'lir.s.mH. the 
nn.|iit....| anil snp..rinl,.n.l,.nl, \va.s then allow,.,! f, 
or$l,:i;U,ll.'<, wlii,.li «■..» Ih,.. |.losin- paynu.m f. 
contriu-l of jM,.ssrs. Williams, lii^-,.r .t llurfep, 
llio ronlriii-. The liuihling is very respeelalilc in appearance, and no doulil 
meets the cspeelations ol those pecuniarily inlercsted as recipients o( the money 
appropriated for its eonsiruelion. It 



Ild«.v,iro. Cl..,prl. 



n, Diinia ViRln.. 

n, Dniiiiin 

. lloTlpy 



spenil official ailion for I 
.|ui,.| way, iinikini: il m„ 



. IH7 



.....iimi. rapidly 

ISC lo lie sold, 
>i,l sale woiiM 
..-half ..ash anil 



ccled, 1 



Tviccs as such, the sum 
Work emliraced in llio 
I of that d.ine outside 



and will prohalily 
■saposiliim, r,.|atively, 



. from 



arc;, of th. 



OilAFTEU VIII. 
ITHIJC iirii.DiMi.s;— CoNT 

Thr Mn,M O.nrI //.. 



n„:l,!;im S.,l.l ,uul „ X.w (J,„ Onlnr.l—rhu.s Sulmulhd „,„/ IJ. 
„„,i,„;l'—i:,,.nl> C.ill..l—(l,„nqr, i ly.lnnl— l'l,„„ S,lrclal~0, 
,„„.„ r,..,-l'ro,,rr>, nflh. Ih,:l,lhu,~rnml!<f„rl„r,, Krl,„^—A, Mr, 
llunmi.l A'larll—rhe < ' '' """ "■ 

PIUOIl to tho year 1875,1 
to l.uilil a new court h.i. 



turn .1.0/ Afiaii'l—rhe t'tnck—<h,l i,f llie JMificr, Kl 

year 1875, llio ipieslion whether it was necessary and proper 

liCf,Tin to he llic snlijeet of CfiBsidcrablc agitn- 

Biong the people, many sccniinj; favorable to the enterprise, while nn c<|Ual 



diri'dcl that the Amlilor give noliee for sixly dii 
pl.i.c on the (lb day of .jiiii,. following, al 2 „',-l, 
lb,, rciuaimh.r in six monlh.s. Tbc boaril then or,l,r,.,l " that we liiiihl a now 

that plans and .spccilicalions will, if |iracli..al, fic agreed upon at a spi.cial ses- 
sion of Ibis b..ard. to be h..ld April U next, with a view l.i Iclting eonlracl 
for .same, upon bids, as soon Ibereafler as practicable. At the spc.ial March 
session I March 2S) the board adjoHrii..d to meet at In,liana|.olis, at an early 

specifications, etc.. on wlii, h ii.i";,,ii lb,. A.i.lilor was ordered lo aecoinpany 

ing pl..ns ami i-slimal.s fr ilay lo day, until the l..ntli ,l.iy of lli'o N-.s^ion, 

when, on th,. nioriiiog ,if April -'1, 1S77, being salisfi,.,! in the preniis...s, the 
plans and s|,ccin,.ali,ins pr,.pare.l anil .submitled by Kdwiii May, of Indianap- 
olis, were agr,.c.l upon, an,l be wiw dir..cl<.d to finish the same withoiil delay, 
and submit tlieiii for the furtbi.r eoiMileration of the board, at a special meet- 
ing to be belli for that purpose, on Thnrsilay, April lift, at which lime the 
lioar.l met, but, the ]ilaiia of Mr. May being still inooniplcto, niljoiirned lo 
We.lnesday, May 2. This May sp..cial was not held a.s eoiiloniplal..d, but, at 
the session in June (M), calle.l for Iho purpo.Ho of further considering the 
plans Biibiiiitted by Mr. May. Iwing unable to consummate their labora sat- 
isfictorily. Ibe hoard postponed the further consi.lcralion of them until the 
Huh, at wbi.h lime tliey invited the attendance of a number of the leading 
eitiicns, to confer iviih llieiii concerning llic proposed [ilans and specilications. 
On Ibe 2nth, another spc.ial «,..s.si,in was held, at wliieh there were pn.sent, 
with the board, I'Mwin May, nrchilecl; W. II. Urown, cipert, and W. M. 
1-ieke, C. Hunt, l)ani..| Fisher, J. T. Yon, G. W. Vestal, W. A. Waywright, 
J. Z. I'atterson, also Mi-.ssrs. Kane and Davis, County Attorneye, as a com- 
iniiteo to cxamiuo the drawings of plans and the Bpccificatuins for tho new 
court house. As a result of this conference, certain changes were proposed 
and siibmilted by Mr. llrown. eipert, which being ngrecij U|>on, Mr. May 



niSTOUY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



,.l S,n..nMI.I,J,nl M:. 



Wroiintil-iron work.. 



M MniliM II. Iti< 



A. Ilninrr 

Ml. |l.nlllM..',T l.,l 



r..r il.>k- 



" >■'■"■-■ """ •>--,••"", im:>l'l'' >M tw,-n(v y:u- I I... .\,„l,l,.r «„. ,„v,„-,l- 

iiii;!)' cinlm'il lo inrpiuv h„Ii Im.i,.I», will, Mir i,r, .-x.n i„l,ivs| «„rwiil^ ,.r 

(■.,n|.n„,, linix,.|l. Al, II >.lll.»r,|,|rnl spr.'ul h.hh.ii, „lllir I r.l, Inill „1, llio 

iHl ,l„j- .,r .Imiuiio-, 187H, 11,.. .\M.lil..r |nvM.|,l,..l ll„. l,„n,is l„.|;„v .ml.r,.,]. 
nln.'li, upon rxinniniillnn, ;v,t.' i,|.|,rMv<M, .in.l III.' Imnr.l hI^'IU'.! Ilinii lo llu' 

onliT lor llicir isHii,.. 'I'll.. Aiiililor w.i» (lii'ii .lircclivl l.i «Tlirv lo tUe wnii.', 
aii,l iiini lli.'iii over lo III,. TiviiKurcr, who ivii.s ili.'ii InKtmcl,'.! "to »cll llu'in lo 
ihr t'ili/.,.nV Hank or N"l.lr« ill,., uimI.t I|,c lollowin- r,.^Mili,li„nH : Tl„. I,„nk 



■,.|„v iiroiio.l 111,. ,.,.iirl lions,., iil lli,. r,il,. of .?l,7.-i l.,T fool. nli,l will, Ihivii,., 
<|.,.i„-,. ,V- Co., i;„- .l...l,M i;,r Coiioiy Sii|„.rii,l,.n,l,.nl's room, lor lli,. .«iini of 
<:iol.i;u; No, li; ,v„l,„ii ,l,a.. !<lil ; No. S \V„rl,.i, roli.ry ,l..»k.., ^:<l\ ; .V,,. I 

,l„li,l:,r,|.n,»,., r,voKi„u 1 k r„M., jil'll ; lolnl, ?llll.r,(l. 

'■"'■'"" ''"• ''"' ■ ''"'"- ''"' '"'il™' ""'1 l'r"''iini>t;'l"' "'■'■...siiry »,nl.-r\nU. 

li" «„rk ,.r i.inulin- lli,. l.iiil.lii,^; |,r,.-r,...s,.,l will, ,. fair iK'-r il' rnpLlily, 

iv„s 1,1,1,1,. l.y .Mr. ('„,„|,r„ 1,1, „i „ s,„.,i;,l s,.,s,io„ „r il„. l,o„rJ, lu-M .,i. lli.. i:.l of 
I.ily, ISTII. ,il wlii.l, li,i„, il„. l„„,r,l ..r.l.-iv.l i.n ..saiiiiimliou of tlic ImililiiiL' 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



I.iior 10 its nr<ri.l.i,icc l.y ll.™i. Tlic boanl, 1 


.■in-nn.s.ti..|i,<.l will. «mic..rtlic 


" (ir.a.lin- of the court-li..usc yaril to lie pairl l,y tlin eountj 


. K.xpensea of 


(Ictnils, inrl npiin on llio 'I'M wlion it Wii.s 


n^rcrd In suliinit tlic nmltors in 


the Hoard of Arliitration, S.-.2-), to bo paid l,y the enuntj 


of ilainillon, 


.lifTfromc iHlwnn Mr. r„T,.i.li,.l,l ninl tlioinsclvcs, to four nrl.itrator.., wl.o 


Stale of Indian.-,." 




wore, in the cvrnt dial thrv cul.l not .iL-r.'c 


1.. cli......r nn umpire, wIhi.m- .Ic- 


Amoi.nl heretofore p«iil Cflnlrnclor fO;i,32n 00 


(i>i„n in 111.- prrini-rs .-In.iil.i I,,- lirul. Tlu- 1 


.liliiiii-, li..».n-,.r, wiis inrortonlly 


Amounl |mij on final solllcaeiit 


7,622 60 


nn'.'|.l.'.l. alnl tl.r .'.,1int( Mllnrr^ .I1M.I..I In . 


. .ipv it. rii.li.T tlic a;;rconi.'nt 


- 





t.. .Ml.nill lllt'.,Mr.||..„. ..I' .l|llr|.'„rr t..:,.l,|l 


.11.111. II..I lullowin- li.'rs.ins were 


Tolal com of liiiil.ling |IO0,842 60 


<-l,..s,n: I'orllir ll.ur.l-l „-.;.li;m, Kl.lrl„r, 


..nii.li:i.i:i|...lis; r. .1. Toliin. of 


STVTKMtST 




Korl Waj-nc I'or iUv ( 'HOlnMlurs-H, 1 
1). P. 11. inL'orSprin.-lirM. Ill 


ll:.iri.n, ..r (Jr.icn.^liurK, Ind. ; 








Kxhiliilin-.i il.-l.iil.-.l a..'...llil of III.' " lOslra.- .111 l.ilil.lii|._' 


fiiriiisbin;: and 




i.sM.I III.' m.-itli-rs in ili'tail. miIi- 




w ninrt hou.se, 


Tlii-sr ;:i'ritlrni:iii, li;n Jul: I Itiirniijlilv run 








ipii-ii, .1,11.1 nimloi, niportoflliciir 


whirl, wire e.iaiiiin.'.l aii.l alL.w.'.l hy the Coiinlj' C..ii,uiissi.,ne 


•p, t.i-wit : 








< lu-i <"-iH- "-.i,,,,,,!,,. JMI, ,:l-.)„lj. 


I.'*"!!, .-illir n n.i.ssiiin iir.xix iliiv.". 


Allowance lo A. (1. CampfieM <!100,S42 .-,0 


.1. III.' .'..iilni.>t.ir. tliiil III.' L.iar.l 




200 (H) 


'I'll. II- lili.lili- vv:i» ill lilMir "1' A 1^. I'illll|.(i.> 


AllowaTiee(o I-; S. I'liillips. for eipenses 


.-,.-, o.-. 


»:,>(,. |,a> liilii i1m- mimi .,!■ ,<T,-,L'J ,-.:l, an. 


111.' .'vii.'Msr.. 1,1 iirliiinili.iii, ii." 


.Allowance 10 Daniel Oasclio. for rKpensesi 


41 70 


r„li.,«.: T.. lii;,n,lin,M I'IW.Imt. S.MI, T, 


1. T..I1111, .<I.Vl, 11 11, lliinii.. 


Allowance to .pccial .e.sion, 




SI. Ml, II IV l|.,|,|,i„:: ^\V>- 




April. IH7R 


112 00 




II,.' it. Ml- '-iiliniill.il liir iirl.iln,- 






"■""•■— '^"'"■- '■'-'■ 'I''.^""" 




Allowance lo l-l. .'^. IMiillip.H, for expenses special session, 


2K (HI 


liic :ll .lllillnl-, Ull 1 1 !.■ irjmru.il.' .1 1 ir i- .11 


"~ '■'■.I''''" 


Allouanee lo ICIwin May, for services n- arcliilect 

Allowance lo,l. II. i-'oland, for .lisco.int on hon.ls 

Allowance lo J. C. .lol.nson, for services as arcliilect 


4j( fSl 




""'""" 


A„.,»H , „,.J.M.i,. 


1,20(1 00 








2(H1 00 


Dulra. r..r lliT.r\ «l.,.io ♦ 


J.'ilKl (1(1 


j;.'"' (10 


Allowance lo ■ ■• •• 


.11 HI m 


I.Xlni, fur |.r.— r.| l.ri.k " 


"■''" "" 


'■'" "" 


Allowance lo J. J. Collingliain, services as .Siiperintenilent... 


lll.'i (10 


l-;jlm, r.'.'n" ...■•'- " """" ' '.'-".'.''''.'' 


w'.'l' .'^H 


""' Jill 


Allowance lo .1. C. .lol.nson, services as arcliilect 

Allowance lo llaker, ,'<milli k Co., fur heatiiiB apparatus 

Alln.iancelo.l. .1. C.niinpli.uii, services as .Siiperinlen.lcnl... 

All.iwaiicol.. II, M, llinils, fur sewer 








'-'" I'l 


Allowance l.i .1. .1. l'..Mi.iKliaiii, services as S.iperinten.lenl... 


inr. on 


[■"" '■ '"' ■ ' ■ '■ ' ' ' ■ 


- '" IHI 
(1,11 


70.100 


Allowance In 11. .\l. Is, for sewer 


141 .'.0 


riil.i 'i- V ... ,., ' ^1^' ■„, 1 i'„i^,'..Vl'ii- 




Allowa.ice 


222 21 


1,,'.,.,. ,,. ,, , ... 


■I!i7 '2r, 


:i(Hi 00 


A 1. 1" Iloi'lirly 'V llven'lt, fur water supply 


4.-i(l 00 


r;;::;: ::,."■ ',; ,,: ""• ""'"',■.;;;::::: 


s z 


;ir, 00 ;;;;.; 


Allowance lo llaiiiel (la.cli.i, .S.i|ieri.ili'.i.leiil 

Allowance I.. W, 11. Iliirrm-.l. for printing l.on.N 


mi (III 


'^'r','i'i.l'',''.'V ", '■ " '■'''•-■' "I-" 'S^ 




2o(l (Ml 


Allowance 10 .lames .'^an.lers, for surveying site 


12 (10 


I'M'-". 1 1 ■' '■' -""-. ' '••<■■> I'ly 








Allowance lo .lacol. .SIclinian, lo nine ilays' service- on l.oar.l. 






:m 1,(1 


1110 (1(1 




trip lo llecalnr Co.inly 


M CO 






i;^™.f.,r IMl «r,.,ielil-in,ir.Mn!!sai-.l l.ni'i-i.i,.- 
|.|iilr« 


:! ,0 (1(1 


'"" '"' 




Allowance lo llaniel fiasclio, for ten days' service on honrj, 




^(il iin 


2:11 no 




t,'ip lo llecalnr Connly 


42 '..0 


|-;,lm. fnrir-M, Mii-lrr r..„f n,„l i-lock 


114 11.1 


.Tin on 


............... 


Allowance lo Sylvan.is Parey, for len days' service on boar.!. 




l;.lni. f..r .1, -,.,.,„„, ,.,,.1,1 l.r.rr, i„ rl.ick lowcr. 


2(1(1 (Id 


200 00 




trip lo llecalnr County 


42 60 


Kiln., l.ii 11,-. .i.Tlli pi-njccl'n. 


2.".1 (1(1 
nr, (111 


■":::;::::;::: 


•2'ii 00 
I7.-I 00 


Allowance to IMwIn May, for plana and specillcali.jns. 


2,1100 .-.(I 


h^lm. r,i. i 1 -.i-.n.iiingslnn-a 






00 00 






170 (III 


1""" 


i:o"(i(i 


Allowance lo W. I'. Iloulwcll, for lightning-ro.ls, (Iteo. 11.).. 
Allovvancelo R. M. Ilin.ls, for sewer 


607 60 


lillri!,' fZ filimc' 11'™'.',- a','..Ml!i'.l'c!.'.''f|,'*i|'.'c"','.'.'.'.'.'.'. 


I'.T 0(1 


iiiii'Viii" 


11H 00 




,1,(-,li(l («l 


i;,l,,l. I,.r l„l..,r nii.l >vn<l.- ..f iK.II ni,.l i-hniini.lg 








Allowance lo linker, ,<<a,i(l, ,^ Co.. for liealing apparatus 


4,(HH1 00 




(1-.-. (1(1 


;iil7-r>o 





Allowan,'e In lloelirly .'i l-lverett, for water supply 


71 00 


l-jjlr... r-T 1 ■ " " ■ ' '--- "Hi.- Bli.ir.... ...... 


CO (in 


20 (HI 




Allowance lo " " for gas fiilures 


r,(Hi (Ki 


Kmm. f..i . - - -- ' ' -' ; iMi.looii iimiii Blil.r. 


"ill '("' 


— 


:iiiu 00 


Allowance to Clark Mowar.l ami Daniel .Scott, for removing 




SE ! . . --: ':'""■''"''" 


'\m 00 


70 no 


'Vko'Iio 


trees from conrl-lionsc yar.1 

Allowance lo J. \V. Diirllingar, foraBsistant .Surveyor 


1(1 6(1 
2 (10 


Kxlni. l-.i i . . - i ■ 1 ' ■ > 1 -I- - -.'irJili.MH. 


3 Si 


"■■y.o'Vir 




Allowance lo 11. M. Hinds, for sewer 


10 00 


Kilrii. r-'i ' ' ' ' ,', '"„„"'i;' 


■j" (ill 




Allowance lo llayne. Spencer <i Co , for fnrnilnrc 


.1.400 00 


|..'j'l"' ,-|', ,', , ' ' ^' ''".,', 


t("i(i (1(1 


wVl (III 




Allowance lo Uoel.rty & Everett, f..r gas-fillings 


27 01 


li«lr..! r.„ -: ,. ^ 1 .iH-r-.-i;,'.; 


iwi on 


1(1(1 (111 




Allowance lo " " for gas flili.res 


60(1 on 




117 12 
40 (10 


!i7 12 
\ir, 00 
4(1 00 


'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 


Allowance to Il.iolh k ,Ienkins. for el.icks 


822 (HI 


r.xlr... 1 -r III,, in |ili..-ri)rsl,.lr. 




Allowance to llayne, .Spencer ,^ Co.. fnrnili.re 


2,ri2|.. (HI 




27(1 (-0 


22 .-.0 




Allowance to for .lesks, etc 


677 In 








niio'iio 


Allowance lo .1. .1. CoKingliain, for Superinlen.lenl 


hO (HI 


Kxlrn. .Ill snil. in r.,iirl-i .1111.1 


121, (10 


12i 0(1 




Allowance loChamiiion Iron Fence Co 


2,477 11 


Dnniiiito cii.iK.-l l.y iiic.M.vriiiciiro In llic liiiililcr. 








Allowance lo Wm, U. Ilnrford .^ Co., for olTice furnilnre 


SM (Hi 




2.r.on 00 


1,:)00 00 




Allowance to arlillrators for selllemeni 


626 (VI 










Allowance lo witness-fees 


8U 62 1 


Tolnl 


flfi,17!l 47 


?7,t!l2 r,2 


$.-.,077 00 


Allowance to E. 3. rhillips, for Irip lo Indianapolis for fur- 








1 


niture 


8 00 


'■ W.I r.-.-..n -ii.llli.ilolii.win- ani„unls 


lie relaincl until llie .aid A. f!. 


Allowance lo Hijsh Collingliam, for surveying courtyard. . 


4 0.1 


(.'iiinpn.l.l lull)- o..iii|il.iti'.n (ho llillmvin;; ilcm 


.luscalleil for in plan.« aii.l ppecifi- 


Allowance lo Isom Cloud, for gravel for liitcliing-rack 


30 16 


cnlion.i, 1.1 wit : 




Allowance lo W. C. Warren, for painting letters on Iransoms 




.Slonc floor in four vc»lihiilci> nn.l cnlrniirc 


» $ir.O 00 


and stairs 


2:1 76 


(lalvoniic.l iron cornice un.lcr nallcrj in « 


»cli room l.-.n 00 


Allowance to Mark Davis, for Iwo doors 


2 00 


riumliing, nccoriling lo plnns nnJ speoific 




Allowance lo W. F. .lolinson, for carpentering 


1 60 


"°"' ^J^^ 


Allowance to 11. 11. Gray, for office changes 

Allowance lo A. W. Trum, for supplies for Superintend- 
enl'i office 


6 26 


—. a„...lZ J,'^ZZiZ^.ZZ'ZM^, 


unj. 






6 10 



HISTORY OF 

Allownnco 1o PiinicI l-'ialicr, fur snpplips for conn lioiisc 

Allowniicc lo ll.iflirly ,ii Kvcrcll, for pM-filliircs...... 

AIl'iwiiiicc lo I). S. Loclir, for layirig carpc: in coiirl.rooni... 

AllowHiiccloT. r. Sw:iiii, for implomcnts for janitor 

Allownncclo llnuifl frajcmfl, for sui.plica 

Ailownricc (0 Sliirtn, Sliirfs \ Kcrlig. for ntrornry'e frcs 

Allowance lo Clianipion Iron Fence Co 

Allowiinccto A, .1. l-'rylMirgcr, for rcpaira lo Shprifl'n edice... 

Allowance lo .I'plin W. Iliirllingcr. for Krntjing ynnj 

Allowance lo Daniel ri-iber. for gra.'ta-neeil 

Allownncclo W. A. Voiinl, for culling arches over iloora 

Allowance (o W. C. Wan en, for painling (random 

AlL.wance lo llalilivin \ Son, for car.l 

Allowance to Horace Gray, for carpentering 

Allowance to \V. C. Warren, for painting and hronring rntli- 

.Mlownnce to linker, .'^milli .Si Co., for 8leam-l.caling nppa- 

Atlowancclo W. C, Warren, for painting lienling apparatus.. 
Allowance to E. .'^. riiillips, for enpcrintemling grnJingjnrd, 

Allowance lo A.lain» llrick To., for brick 

Allowance 10 S. Ilavis. f.r labor 

Allowance to W. C. Warren, for painling 

Allowance to II, I>. firaj. for carpentering 

Allowance to W . .1. i'renniy, for ga."-fi\tnres 

Allowance to K. S. rbillips, for cash expen«lctl in grading... 
.Mlownnccto lllijnh rotlinglinm, for ftelting grade-ftlakes 

Allowance lo A. M. Jenkins, f.r lumber 

Allowance to J. .1. Collingliam, for services as .^ui.erintend- 

Allowance to II. ,^. I.oelir, for wasliing windows..... 

Allowance lo AV. J. Kreaney, for drop.lighls 

Allowance to Apidegate .^L Dale, for court hon.se changes 

Allowance lo Ilnniiali lliall, for making carpel 

Allowance lo .1. H. iiejnobls, for furniture for jury and 

ladies' room 

Alt'iwancc lo W. .1. Frcnncy, for longs for water-pipes 

Allowance to A. Thompson, for expenses 

Allowance to llinkley it Carrington, for Balvani7.ed iron 

Allowance lo Loehr fi I>unn, for eiprnses 

Allowance to (I. W. Keyser, as expert in rase of Campfeld... 

Allowance to .lohnson fi Oray, for carpentering 

Allr.wrinre lo A. W. Truill, for paper Ciirpel 

Allowance to Itauchmnn >S: I'rnig, lor cxpensrs 

Allowance lo AVainright \ Mali, for Iron railing for Treasu- 
rer's oflice 

Allowance lo \\ . V. Warren, for painling iron fence 

Allowance lo Mrs. W. .1. K. .lohnson, for cushions for choirs. 

Allowance Ir) llarnitt ^ l<ong, for air-cushions — painting 

Allowance to ,lnlinson ^ Oray, for air-cushions — work on 

Allowance lo I'. W allenberger, for repairs on hitching-rncli.. 

Allowaoce lo [I. Applcgnle, for repairs and changes 

Allowance lo llaucbnian ,'C Cmig, for expenses 

Allowance lo .lao lloloiali, for repairs on g.is-house 

Allowanre lo llaniel Kislier, for grass seed 

AMnwance lo A, M. Hinds, for repairs lo waler-closet 

Allowance to KdCarroJl, for reitnirs lo water-closet 

Allownnrc toPlark Howard, for cleaning windows 

Allowance lo I). R. Loehr, for cleaning court. room 

Total 7^7: 



HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



,con rinnplolisl, iiinl tlic coiiiily ull'iriuls IkmI 

h:ii-ini-,T niul Siii..Tiiilai.lonl of tlif hnUw^ 
.r ill,' onlire luiil.linfr, witli 3 Kilar.v "f STIMI 
B.o.th m,\ .Jenkins were npnointca (o tnkc 



cpril.'iki 



nf M.ulr 



:.ImI lllC 

jislalivi' 
iiilaplnli. 



alu c.iitsiilu 



ln-,li ln-.,->-~;,rUy ntt,-li.l,-.l witll u'rr.il rX|.,llM-. «.- Imvr, 
insl.kin-. pvin nil llu' csHMilinl .Ictnils inn.l.-nt loan 
Ml' tin- .sjlu.-.ticin. Tlir-sf ilotnii-s niv wildly ilrawu I'ruiii 
V !..• irlir.1 .Ml iLs slrk'lly corrwt. Il (.■nniiot niil l.i l.c of 



iinly. 



CIJAPTEK IX. 
:\i!i,v ('(ir.NTV i,i;i;isi,,\Ti 
.„,/„/./,„i;,.<-v,\..ii.„„„„. i; 



T ^MlKUllio i.-i:i-.laliv.'Oiia.llM 
^^ lli.Mn.-tln.d..r,!,MM-,-,u,Mlvl 



i.rll„.uli..i.vof 
i.nisnl'lliallaw. 



Wiilioni nu^ll. \\\ 



. 'I'ln- ..:,ll 



Ihr first Mo 
IV llio ri-i-nr.l. 



"^■■-■"1^"' (■""'ilvlM.s ss, as,,imiil.-,l 



I.I l:l 



AftiTWnr.l. -at :i I.Tlii .if the H.i.-ir.i ..f .liislins .if llinnilinn Cnuuty, li.'f;mi 
and hpM »t tlic Clrrk'.s office in said county-, on Monday the first .lay of 
Novftnlior. .\, 1).. Hi; I. thai lo-ini; tho first .M.md.iv in Novvinh.T in sai.l year : 
I>r.-s,.|it.th.' w.,rsl,i,,riil .\o.lr.-w W. In.irraham. William Pvi-r. William Foster 
and Willi.in, l!„.|,. .I„-ii..,.s of said c.mnty ali.l l.iomh.-rs .if said li.iard, 
.losiah I' I'.. Ik, K^^i . ih.-n pr.idiK-cd his commission from Cm. William 

sworn, lo.ik his .s.-at a.s on.- of ihi' mi'iiilirrs of .said l.oar.l. 

.\m.in- olhor procivdiii;?. of the hoard at that term, a rounly roa.l w.is 

Bi.l.-..f White liiver, rminio^- IV.im th..,i,-,. p.xsi Matthew C.-v's. 'rr..m Ihcnee 

the iieanst an.l lost way past William Dy.a'-s. 1., i,it.Ts..el the, Slate l!..a.l near 

Slrawlown, ihal h-a.ls paM Nohl.-svill.- t., K.,rt Wnyti.'," hIiLIi was or.l.Tc.l lo 

I b.; npene.I in Jaiiinry. IH'J.".. .\t the »aim' s.'ssi...i an.ither road was ordered 

I to he .,p.-n.d, " lt.-;..iMnin- al the e.mnly line, near Lemuel .Snton'.s; ihenec 

j runniii- with the ol.l i-..ad, with seine litlh- eii.|nieiil-s, lo the ford nhovc 



then.-.' 1.1 .V-sah.'l l>iiiiiiin-'s . ilieme liy Charley iaieey's. the neare.si niid he.st 
way 1.1 int.rs.'.-t th.- r.ia.l laid luil hy Marion Ciuiiily, lea.lin- lo lii.lianiipolis 

"' "I"' ' "'.V lim-, n..ar itniet's." While Ihe ,h.,scriplhm of (his road woiihl be 

c.xtreiin-ly ind.dinii,. at il,.- present day, il was no .hniht siiffieienlly intelli-ihlc 
nt the time it was or.lered lo he l.iealed aeeor.liii^- lo Ihe intention of tim 
pctilioners anil of Ihe b.iar.l. 

A( the September ses.sion, 18'2ri,of the Hoard of Justices, "bilicvin); thai it 
would bo conducive to the interests of the county to donate s..me of the lota 
belonging to the county, in (he town of Noblcsvillc, for the cneouraRement of 
mcehauics sotdins in said town," the board donated "the following; lots at iho 
following valuation, to wit: Lot No- 7, in Block No 9, valued at 20; l,ot 



l,ns,.,l .l..M,,l|MM~ l.y 111 
..H-ilMll |.l..|,|irl,,rs .,r 

" L.il Nri. -1, in lil.i.k 
I,„t Xo. C, in llln,k 1> 
Olu' Uiiim-r mill cuni.T 
0.10 e;ilMiic(Miakc|-, ..no 

llicdi:mi.-s sli;,ll !„'. "n, 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 

:, , !,.„ N,, :,, ,„ Bl,„.k N„, :.. v.l„..,l :„ j «.«i„„ „,■ ,l,c »:„„o y,.,,- l ,1,.. ,,r,^,.ct .l,.,.„l,„;o,l,",.s ,i| 

iiliinl ill .-•Jii. 1 liiiti.iii If) ill,. |,i,i- j lowin;; order of ilic board: " Tho lliiuiillmi County Oi) 

silic'liic is M-t aside as annulled, Ihoii-fut n,illiorizi.d loic. 

tickels soM, and wind up (lie l.iisin. ^» of rlie same." 

At the January >e...i., II, IS^.'i, Willi, mi ('nimrr hms Hen 



The board, at llio .May 
Wbile Itiverlroin the monlli 



' llo,l 


■d or . 


n^lie,'^. il|.|minte 


11. 


,. Ilanna- 


ll llil 


1, "nil 


r ^.ivin^ len day 


V no 


lee, to »ell 


i oil 


.(■ No! 


!,• and Ihn erect 
le^ville: In bo b 


Ml ol 
lilt u 


an e>tray 
post „nd 



■;ale foi 



id.., will, 



' tliiit Wi 



or"Tbe Hamilton ('. 



" It is propoMil ileil when ball' the tiekel.s .shall be sold there shall be five 
hundred numbers drawn, and tbc.?3. the S4 and the SI prizes, amounting; to 
one liundred and seventy-five, to be put into the wheel lo^'clbcr, with three 
liundred and twenty-five of' the 5; cent prizes, iniikin'; a total of five hundred; 
that every SS prize be paid with three tickcta and a <|uartcr in second draw- 
in;;, the SI pri/.es, 1 i tickets each, and tlic SI prizes with » of a ticket eocb. 
After tlic first drawing; the wheel will have sustained considerable loss, to make 
up which the price of tickets must be Sf-.t'i-'J, instead of S2 each and the 
heavy prizes remaining; will justify adventurers in piiyin;; the advance ; that 
the 12i per cent discount for the benefit of the court house be deducted from 
all prizes paid out in cash ; thai the mana,L;ers be authorized to take the notes 
of honest, good mechanics, for the amount of tickets purchased by thuu, pay- 
board made a selection of the following; lots lo be put in. at the rates stalcil, 
to wit: I,ot No. :i in Ki|Uare No. 8, at SKKI ; I,ot No. :) in S.|Uare No. 7, and l,ot 
No. :i in Si|uaro No. 1 1, ot 8.-)(l each ; Ud No. 1 in Si|uare No. 21, Lot 5 in 
S'luurc ;!, at $4(1 each ; Lot 7, In Sipiaro 21, Lot 7, in Snuore 17, at giJd each ; 
Lot:), ill S.(uare 20, Lot 7, in .Sipiarc .S, Lot 1, in S.iuarc 4, Lot 1, in Si(uaro 
Kf, at 82S each ; Lot 7, in Si|uare 22, Lot 3, in S'|iiaie 2, Lot 1, in Square fl, 
J^t 5, inSfjuare (t, Lot 7, in Kiiunre 111, Lot 3, in Fractional Sijuare 1, Lot 5, 
in S.|uaro 20, Lot 7, in S.,uore II), Lot I, in Si|uare 18, Lot a, in Si|UJro 18, 
It $20 caeli. 

" William Conner, Curtis Mallory and Josiah F. l>olk wore appoinled Mana- 
gers, and John D. yteiihenson Secretary for same, and they were autlioriz d 
lo adoptaucll lneasu.es and use such means as were thou;;lit best calculated to 
insure the success of said scheme, and were rer|uired lo give bond to (he 
county. At the March se^Mon, 1825, of the boord, the mana;;era of this lot- 
tery were authorized to take county orders and notes of hand on good men, in 
payment for tiekcl.s sold them. " 

The scheme, however, did not sucired in a ralio cnrrespondin;.- with tbo 
anticipations of the projectors, and was declared a failure at the September 



county," .aeeordins to the .specifiealions befoi,, s.l f^.rtli. 

Allen O.-bourn, at the January session, l,S2i;, on bis appliiMlion, "was 
KiaiKed license to sell forei,i;n inerehandi.se fi.r four months, be liavin- satisfied 
the board that ho would not einploy more tli.in .51 ,000— payment bein^ made 
at the rate of SIO a year." William Conner, also, was -cmted a license for 
another year, on (he same conditions as those preseribed in bis former license. 
As a part of the procecdin.:;s of the same session, a road was projected, " com- 
mencing: at (be llaniil County line, at a road runnin.^ tbroii-b .Madi.son 

County I (benee down Fall Creek lo (he line between llnniillon and Marion 
Connlies, lo intersecta road leading to Indianapolis, to be laid nut on the iiorlli 
side of Fall Creek." This road was established at u silbse.|nent iiieeliii- of (be 
board. The followin,;; oibcr ro.nd was projecled at the Sep(ember session, 1820: 
"Heginnin- at (he liirly seventh niilu post on the State road leadin- from Win- 
chester to Indianapolis ; thence, via Itrazelton Nidand's, to (be ford near Isaac 
Finch's house ; thence near the dwelliii--bouse of William Youii;; ; thcncc' to 
i rseet the county road near (be bouse of John lierry." 

.\inon;; the proceedings at the January .session, 1827, it was ordered " that 
Williiiin In-ralnim, who pureba.sed Lot No. 1 , in S.iUarc No. :(, al the price of 
S10.2.-I, and John Stoops, u.ssiKiiee of Robert L. Ilannaman, who purchased 
Lot No. 1, in S.|uare 1 7, at the price of 812 'J.-i, in (be town of Noblcsvillc,aiid 
who having forfeited the said lots by not paying; for the same a;;rccablc to the 
bond enlcrcd into for that purpose, the lime is extended for payment six 
months, the purchaser payin;; interest." At the same session, William Conner 
and Josiah F. I'olk, proprietors of the original town of Noblcsvillc, executed 
and delivered to the county, a deed for one half the lols in the said town, as 
before proposed and eonieiiiplalrd, wliieb deed was accepted by the County 

During the March .session, 1820, of the Hoard of Justices of Hamilton 
Counly, it was ordered by the board " that all the territory lying north of 
ttacbcd to this county by an act of the General Asscm- 



Madi, 

biy, apjirovcd the 13th day of J 

called AndvrsonTowi 

be selected in said lov 

township for the eleel 

and that ihc SherilV 

Christopher Voung w 



iniiary, I82(i, form a township, which shall be 
the board irssign two Justices of the Pcuec to 
I it is ordered (hat an election be held in said 
, on the last Saturday in (bis present month, 

''Inspector'.' '" "'"' "°"°" ' " " 



CUAPTKU X. 

■lOWNSIIII' lt()U.\|).\UIIOS. 

A T the .May .session, l,•^2:;, of the Hoard of Coniniissioners of llamilloii 
•^-^ County, when ibc organic s(ruc(ure was put in motion and (he siibdi- 
visional boiiTidaries were set, (he ciuiily was aopanlcd into two civil townsiiips, 
embracing tbo entire area. These subdivisions took place on the 12lh day of 
May, 1823. AVhite Hiver Township, the first one pel ofi', neenpied all the 
territory of the county north of the line- drawn duo east and west, between 
Sections 17 and 20 on the cn.st, and 18 and VJ on the west, in Congressional. 



nrSTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



vnslnp Nd. I!l n.nlli, nnljTOin- !,n am. ..f ISlI square niiloB. [VI:.- 
V T.iwiisl.ip ni-i'.i|iic'.l Ihc Toi.iniiiin;; toirUory, or " i.ll tl.at part, of (lie 
Ml)- ly'w^ .Miiilli I. fa line liriwii IVoiri lln> .iMisI taslwarcU}' liie.iiJar)- iif said 



Sicdo.is 18 nn.l li), Ilan-e H, aii.l Township 18 strikes the same ; frnin llienco 
cast will, saiil lino until it Btrikcs llio cast line of saiil eniinty; frotii tlierico 
iiorlh uilli sai.l e.Minly line tu the southeast corner of Whit.,' lliver Township; 

i.on C.oMly, one nule „,.!.■, „o» . ooipn-..! ' in the thn^c lown,hip^ of Wayne, Nohlcsvillo 

■ territory so I an.l Waslnn-l,,,. , il,:,l an election l.c held in llie town of Nohlesville, with 

s as lulh.ws, t'oHi^ Mill.iry as Insprelor; ap|,oinlin-, also, David Oshornand Stephen Wall, 

.ith, shall ho I (Iver-rr. of the I'oor, and William Ooo, William liidfieway and Isaac Cot- 



All I 



X.iV.lill 



,d no.dily 



I to lie »rst line ..r I 
./.„■/.,„„— lir-innio 



i-t ; Ihcncc, south to lli 
hip 111, l!an:.'e:t; iheiu 
the place of he-innin-. 



,lers.,n T.i 
Coiintv , , 



Hrrr., aiel Kohert lllair duly eh.,, ii. Al the .May : 



■nOiip 'Jil, llan-e T. ; thcn.-c sooth with said 
Hionsi a.,d IS, InT.iwnsliip 111, Iian.;c5; 
.lin^' ltan-.'s :iand 1; Ihem-c n.>rlh tolhu 
i.r.hTcd, "Ihat lor the time l.eii,-, .Iacks..n 
..wn as Jaclc-.m an.l A.lan.s Townships, and 
h.oi.se <.r Klijah ll.'.lman, and that he he 
eh'eti.m he held in said t.>wnship on the Tlh 



,e...,.,o 


ri..«i 

Til 


-hipollie.IsC 
oiri.v.. app.. 


...1 .\al 


an Al 




'.■ne,' \' 


.■wrrs- 


-all r..r ll..' ^ 



.pn.v.d .l.,l,,l; 
as A1..I.TS..11 



leliee ll.irth willl the sci'tioll lino to tin 
iiwiisliip 111, |{an;;c .I, I'ast; llicncc en 



,r of faid . 
of one Ju 



.WM~l.n, IS, U,,,„ 



the 



..utii. 



said hue t.i tl„. pla f I 

an.l III.' I .1 assi-ne.l I 

.ship.ao.l that an.'l.'.'li.Mi 
til.- I .' ..r l'-r:iM'i, Wl, 



-li.'pl 



iwn.ship IS, |!an._'.' I cast; tliciic' north to the 
in T.iwii.hip 111, I{an,-e I east; th.'uco eii-st to 
•ti..n was also ..r.lcrc.l t.. I.o lichl on Saturday, 

.ronclilsliccoflhe Peace. 

Ihc southwest corner nfSccti.ui 111, T..ivn-liip 



II I'r.vk T..VHI-I, 



leoec north wilh sai.l l.iwnship line to the place 
e t,'rrit.,ry now ..e.'iipi.d hy D.'lawaro anil Clay. 
Peace to he elected in sai.l t.nvnship, the boar.l 
hel.l on the la.st Saturday In iMarcll, ISlii; tint 



.limy; thence n..rth to the northwest enrncr of Section IS, Township 111, 
Ian;:.' :i cast; lli.'uce ca.st to the northwest corner of Sceti.in It!, Township 111, 
[an;:.' 1 cast; thcucc south In the place ..f be-inniu;;. An.l an election was 
i.l.'i.'.l l.i l.c hcl.l on Satiinlay, ncccmher 7, lS:t:i, nt the house of Asa lialcs, 

i Morn, Inspector, to elect two Justices of the I'caec for said Township. 

('/'"/. — ■l(e;:inniii;; on the west lino of the county, at the northwest corner 
I' S.-.'iion III, Township IS, llau.;o 11 east; llicncc east on the section line (0 
I,' line divi.lin,- Itan;;es :i and 4 ; thence south with said ran,.;e line to the 
mill line of the county; thence west to the southwest corner of the county; 
i.'ii.c n.irth to the place of li.'-innin^'. An elccti.m was also ordere.l to he 
eld on the "til of Deeeniher lollowiiiK, at the house of liohcrt .Morrow, with the 



II".' of Silas iMollil, with William Conner as In- Fai.l Morrow as rnspcclor, to elect two Justics of tho J'cnce for said Town 



1.1 Thomas Morris, JIatthcw Kirkendale and Silas iMoffit, I'\ 



,Vo/,^c,r,V/c._" 0,',^m/, That the followin- houn.laries f... 



, to wit: Ucginninn ut the south 



of White Kiver Township; the 



Drhiii'irr: — Bccinnin;; on the south line of the county, nt Ihc crossino of 

Ihc line between Itanjics 3 nnd 4 ; tlieneo north to the northwest corner of 

I Section 19, Township 18, llanpe 4 cast; thence cast In the northeast corner 

nf Section 19, Township 18. Uan;,'e 5 cast; thcnco south lo the county lino; 



to the place of begit 



•.— liojjin 
i,.n 8, Tn 



place of liOKii 



niSTOHY OF "IIAMILTOX COUNTY, INDIANA. 



. 


no of tlic cuui 


Ij, 111 lllC 8'>U(llWci.t 


c 


'> cast ; 


tlicncc 


north to the iiorlh- 


It 


ngc 5 


ist; 111 


ciico cast to the cnst 


,.„ 


h,™t 


iiriRT 


■ the county ; thence 


ril 


it,:.' Ill 


1 11' 


iri.'s of l',ill Crrek 


n, 


ih:;i. 


lie Inn 


n.l.iries were re-dc 


lit 


K' l-t C 


IhTof 


tlic county and run 



Township, ns above, at the Ma 

scrilicd, ns follows : " Beginning 

nin;; (hence north on the county line to the line dividini; Sections 17 and 21). 

in Township 18, lianfic (least; thence west to the line dividing' Sections 111 and 

20, in Township IS, Itan^'c T) east; ibi'nee s.iutli with slid section line to llic 

soiKh line of the eoun(y; theiii'C cast to ihc place of he-inning." 

At the January session, IKISII, the Hoard of County Coiumis.^ioiiers 
ordered "that all the territory north of White Itivr, Jackson and Adams 
Townships to the Miami llmervo, be attached to and form a part of said 
townOiip; nnl Allen Cole isordTil to o'ltiin all lb i li :1 1 note) for tbo terri- 
tory north of the While Ilivcr, Jackson and Adams Townships, to the 
Ucserve." 

Anerward, at the March fes.M.in, |8:i:l, the Hoard ordered "lliat all tbo 
territory wilbin the followio'; liomids, shall eonslilnle Ciicro Township: 
I!cf:innin- at the soiilbeast corner of Scelion H2, Township 21 , Uan-e li, cast ; 
thence north twelve miles; thence west ten miles; llience south twelve 
miles, lo the southwest, corner of Section rif). Township 21, lian-e 4 casi ; 
thence cnst to the place of hcpnniu':," nnd nn declion was ordered to be licbl 
at the house of James Goodpasture, on the first Monday in April following, 
to elect two Jiisliees of the IVaec for said township, with Pcinpscy St. Clair ns 
Inspector. And the followinj; territory was made to constitute 

.Irffimmi rroens/i/'/i.— " nc;;inning at the southeast corner of Section :i I, 
Township 21, liange least; thenec norlb twelve miles; theliec west len 
miles ; Ihence h lUlh twelve miles, to the soulbwcst corner of Section lil , Town- 
ship 21, ltan;:c 3 cast; (hence cast to the place of lie;:inning." An election 
was ordered lo he held, also on ibc first Monday in April following, with John 

The former boundaries of Jellcrson and Cicero, nnd the boundaries of the 
new Township of Madison, were ndju^tcd, ns follows; ordered "(bat the fi.l- 
lowing boundaries be known as Jcirers.in Township: ncginning at the south- 
west corner of Seelion SI , Township 21, llangc :! cast; thenec e.ist to llio 
soul beast corner of Section .'12, Township 21, lian^e 4 cast ; thenec north lo 
the north boundary of the jurisdielion of the county ; thence west to the west 
line of said county; thence snutli to the place of beginning." And the fol- 
lowing 03 

Ckrro roitwu/i^..— " Hegiiining nt ihc sonlhw.'st corner of Section :i:!. 
Township 21, llange least; tbenec cast to llie soutbc.ist corner of Section 
30, Township 21, llange 5 cast; llienee north lo the north line of the juris- 
diction of ibc county ; thence west six miles; thence south to the place of 

Ma'li'inn T""/!'!!.'/!!;!.— " n.ginning at the southwest cnruer of .Seclion ;i:i 
Town.slii|i 21, Itangc Ti cnst ; tbenec north lo the north jurisdiction of the 
county; thence cast to the cnst line of Ibc county; thence flonlli tolbesoulb- 
casl eoriiiT of Section 32, Township 21, Ilaiigc cast ; thence west to the 
place of beginning." These lliree townships comprised territory north of tbo 
county line, over which the jurisdielion of this county was extended by legis- 
lative nutborily, and wbieb. nflcrward, upon the organization of Tipton County, 
in May, IHI 1, became a part of and was inclndeil in the boundary of thni 
county ns prescribed by the l.gislalurc. The lownships so organized eiubraecd 
the same territorial limits south of (be boundary of the "Old Miami Itcscrvn- 
tion," as Ihc townships of tlie same name in Tiplon Couniy. 

At the March scwiim, 18,"i(t, cilizens of Delaware nnd Clay Townships pcli- 

as follows : " All of nela'waro Township we.sl of White Uivcr, and two miles 
olT the west side of Clny Township." The petition was .signed by eighty or 
ninety citizens of those lownsbi|is. Accordingly the board ordered the 
township organized with the following boundaries: "All of Delaware 
Township on the tnst side of White River, nnd nil that part of Clay 
Township that lies cn.st of a certain line dividing Sections 22 nnd 211, 
27 nnd 2li, ill nnd :i.i, in Township 18 north, Kange 3 cast, nnd Sections .'l 
and 2, 10 nnd 11, in Township 17 north, Ilanire 3 cast." The board ordered 
nn elc.tion io ho held in said new township, nt the town of Hethlehcni, nnd in 
Dclawnro Township, cnst of While Uivcr, in the town of Carmcl, on the first 
Monday in April, 1850, to elect Justieca of the I'eaco, in each. At the follow-. 



as proposed, was nband. 


ned. 


The citiz 


M» of Clay 


and Delaware Townships 


having petilioiied for n 


livisio 


1 of said 


townships , 


tsaid scssi.in, "(be board 


ordered that 1 he tnwiisb 


,of(. 


irmel, bcr 


et..f ire laid 


Dir, be rescinded, and (bat 


Delaware and CI ly Tow 


n<hi|i 


be re.loei 


ted as they 


were before," which was 


The June ses>ion, I 


si;r,, , 


evelo,,ed 


ui.illier pr.i 


isilion for the formatinn 


ofnnewtown,liip, D 


'ring 


that sessi 


in, "William McKinstry, and others. 


presented a petilion on 


behalf of the 


citiz.'us of 


''all Creek and Delaware 


ToNrnsbilis, asking for t 


new 


township. 


• The nut 


ter was continued for the 


8es,sion, when, at the 


meet 


ng of the boar.l in 


Seplemher following, it 


was again taken up, am 


the 


new town 


ship w.is proposed to be called " Knst 


Delaware." l!ut, in ih 


mean 


time, as 


rong romon 


trance was prcsc ited, and 


the CISC summarily disn 


is.ed. 


Not sail 


fi ;d with tl 


action bad hy the Com- 


missionersin disposing 


ftbc 


propositio 


above eiiei 


, the citizens of Delaware 


Township presented am 


tber 1 


etiliuu, nt 


the March 


ossion, 1875, asking for n 


ilivision of that townsbi 


p, and 


that the 


territory thereof he divided, nn 1 the 


parts attached to Clay n 


nd l-a 


1 Creek, t 


le west part 


to Clny, nnd the east part 


to Kail Creek. As bcf 


re, tl 


e case w, 


s continued 


ami taken under adviso- 


meiit, nnd nt tbo Jun 


sess 


on follow 


ng, not mi. 


■ling with n satisfactory 









CIIAlTKIt XI. 














IK IAD S VST KM. 








m 


()/,/ 


Sl.,lr /!., 


„I,-M..,^ Il.rr„t C.,,,,,,! Il„„ 


h — Ontrrl-Iln,,, 


h- 








/i,;,i.,.s. 








T 


1 IC lirs 


lhorou;_- 


fares ir.iversingthis reglm in its 


prill 


eval period 


werc 


senr.el 


v roads, in the strict sense of the term, li.iv 


ng di 


finite begin 


lings 


ami 


ermiiii 


, lint nod 


Ibcrwlselmviugspccifie locations, p 


a-ssin 


' through ir 


regu 


lar rr 


Itcsfis 


ed by con 


enicnccand maintained by the nect 


ssilic 


oftbetrav 


'liuL'. 


conn 


unity. 


yet comi 


nniealin- generally with eenlr.d 


scllb 


menis, prii 


.irily 


Willi 


principal Indian 


lowiis and villages. The first el 


ssof 


roads were 


more 


in tl 


e nam 


e of Irae, 


s, iiidiciiliog the principal route 


of 1 


avel, and e 


liefly 


Iravi 


r.sed by 


Ibe Indi 


us, on foot or on their ponies, mo 


•ing 


n single fib 


, nnd 


henc 


were not opene 


nnd made Ir.ivcrsible by vehicle 


.like 


the roadw 


ys of 


more 


rcecn 


const rue 


ion. Frcr|uently, however, wbc 


roa 


■1 were proj 


•clod 


according t 


the for 


IS of law, and commissioners appoint 


ed to view 


nnd, 


ifp, 


lelieab 


e, locale 


md mark out the route, the loe 


ions 


were made 


nlong 


the. 


encral 


course of 


these traces, nnd subsei|uenlly c 


Ul 


t nnd improved, 


neco 


ding t, 


the deni 


nds of the limes, for the convenii 


nt p 


ssage of wagons 






nml oilier cnnvryanccfi over llicm. In tlio early days of ( 
wf'rc u.'iiirilly clnRaifiud n-s township, county nnJ Sintc ro." 
local needs, nnd, in addition, roads located, iniprovwl and maintained by 
National aulliority. Curt-ways, f.ir individual convenience, were c§pcctally 
local in llicir cliar.ictcr, nml, hence, were luit ei-lileen fcrt in width. Town. 
flltip roads, being of jrroiiter conMiM|Ut'nee, were made, varyin;; in width from 
twenty-fnur lo (hirly foct, while county roadw, of Htill more ucnonil uiilily, 
were from lliirty-lhreo lo forty feet in widlli. All llicsc wrrc located, ttinrkcd 
nnd cut out under nuthorily of the County Hoard, while ihoso of j.'roaU>r 
maj;nitudc were locateil, etc., under Stale or National authority. t>tate roads 
were usually sixty feet in widtli, while the National and I\licliijj;nn roads wero 
cut out to a widlli of one hundred feet, nnd improved nceordin-ly. Souie of 
the main routes of Irnvel llirnu-h (his county were surveyed nnd located as 

the more accepted routes, will receive special mention here. 

Ily the act of. the Le;;islnture, npproved February 10, 1831, the sum of 
8100, of the fund known ns llin "*t per cent fund," was appropriated to each 
of tlie countic.4 of the ytalc, for the maintenance nnd iiuprovcment of Stoito 
roads within their respective limits, and for the construction nnd repair of 
brid-^CH, the removal of obstructions in navij^able rivers, and other water- 
courses. For the purpose of managing and properly applying (hi.s fund to 
its legitimate uses, the Hoard of Commi-'sioncrs duing county bu.Hincss, was 
rci|uircd to- nppoint, ut any regular session when necessary, a Commissioner, 
known as n " Commi.-sinner of the 3 percent Fund, ' who, upon being bo 
appointed, was reijuired to filo "bond payable to the State of Indiana, in the 
penal sum of S800, conditioned that ho shall well nnd faithfully disehnrgo his 
duties OB such Commissioner of ihc 3 per cent Fund for such county, by 



HISTORY OF IIAMII/rON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



ilso lako 



tl,i. Win,li.'-I.r Slair i.a.l,;,nJ Will.Mni Hin.-, Cm 



li- r.-|inii,snl™.,|Hri,lly siili- 
kI in ll;.Mnll..n C.Minlv. (I<c 



1.1 fi. 



■siiiiiiM.raiHl r.,llr,f ilw same vrar. 

Sl,.n|. w:,- a|i|,,.inl...l I., .■sp,-n.l ?:.(l „r llic 
M iIk' ln.liana|.,.lis ah.l l'..rl W.ijno Stole 

M".i"l'''l !■>• ''"""l.V l!".'nl II Coinniis. 

.Iih' ll:imill..n l'Miinly,MiMK'Ni>oi«lllu'8amr 



.nin.l 



Now Cas. 



X„.|M. DrikvMlli wan appointi'd at 
ili-. l.v n-av"l\V,'.|li,l.iaii.l S1i;nv 



ration; N„Mosviiiu ami In.liana Hratich, in i.poralion ; Nnlilraville nnd 
icid, in o|,ora(i,.ti ; NobUsvill,. anil New lirilain, in npcration ; Nobles- 
v, ilisfliar-c j villc ami Wi'sllieU, lias net r, pnrtcil ; Nnlilcsvillu ami La Kaycllo, has not 
' r. |.ori,-.l; N.ii.li'sville and Fislicrsliur;:. lias not reported; Nolilcsvillc ond 
las .lii.'.t.d I Pi.iiiry Cr.il., in operation; Nolilesvillc and I'endlelon, lias nut reported; 
Hie l.a i-aj- ; N.,l,',svillr and IVlkinsville, lias not reported ; Noblesville and Anderson, Inis 
,■ appoi;,!, ,1 n..i np..,i,.,l , .V„l,l,.svillc and {■•„rtville nnd Junetion, in operation ; Noldes- 
d iiiider the ' ville and lvij:lelown, in operation ; Noblesvillc, Cicero nnd linnge Line, in 
lid Jlnil iin I operation; Noblesville and Ciecio via StrinRtown ; Arcadia nnd Benr Creek nnd 
a|>]iropiiafe , Itraneli, lias not reported ; Arcadia Turnpike Co., nnd Kxtenj-ion, in opci- 
alion; Cicero and Hear Creek, in operation ; Cicero and I'crkinsvillc ; Cicero, 
I lioiril.ite I Arcadia and Hoxlej Brancli, in operation ; Sand Creek and Junction; I'isli- 
iilhorilyllie 1 ersbur.L'nnd I'erkinsville, abandoned ; Weasel Creek ; KasI Uraneb nnd Moon- 
toirn; Wheeler and Ca^tetler. abandoned ; lielbleheni and Ziousvillc ; Indian 
r the H per i iiianeh, abandoned ; Duck Creek; liuena Vi.-la, Miller^burc nnd Areadin; 
1 lii- bands j West Lil.erly, bas not reported ; lietbel; MeCordsville and Clarksvillc, aban- 
doned ; llaiieoek and Hamilton; Cnhm and Sprin- Mill; White Kiver, in 

dcsi-milod, is unknown 

Appended beroto is an exhibit, pr.senlinj; peii.-tallv the dale of or-ani- 
zali.m, capital stock, shares and dividends, len-lb in miles, with an outline of 
the .niidiiiou of eaeb,as exhibited by the IntesI reports liled pertinent thereto. 
The Deinin- Oavel Itoad Assoe"intion was or-anized in May, IRCI!, with 
a capital stock ofSl.tliKI, divhhd into Kill shares of ?J."ieacb. The 
eonipany is bereafler to be knmvii as '■ Itraneli No. 1, Indian Draneb Gravel 
Hoad Company." 

McCordsville and Cl.irksville Turnpike Company, was organized In I'eb- 

runry l.STi, wiib a capital stock of S4,.St;ii, divided into 1 1I i shares of 82") c.ieli. 

Northern Pivision of Adams Township Gravel Hoad, organized in May, 

1S72. I,en-th of road -.U. miles; capital stock ? 1,11110, divided into Ilin 

shares of S^.") eneli. 

Kast Hrauch Gravel Hoad Conipimv, or-;;iiized in August. 1S72. Lcnpth 

SI miles; capital stoek S.-..1MMI, divided into liltll .shares ol SLT. each. 

, I Union liravcl Hoad Cunpaiiy, organized in March, 1S7I, ^Migtb f, 

!• miles; capital stoek 87,0011, dividid into 2.SH. shares of ?2."> eieh. 

1 Hamilton and Tipton Count, Line liravcl Ito.ad, organized A|.ril, )S7S; 

i capital stock t;.-i,00tl, divided into 2110 shares of S'J.-. each. I.euglh to be S 

j The following ahsl rails from the reports of the several gravel road com- 
pauies ill the eounlv. lile.l .luring the vear KS7.'<, are given as tlie\ appear in 
Mi.eellaiieous l!.-i .\o. 2, of llamiltou County , 



M, Sl„| 



by the way of 


vapiinl » 


d two hundred 


T 


the liegislatiire 


Totll ca 


roails. In this 


Total ens 



line of t 
r,-lidlel. 



Hoar.l of I 



At a lal.r .lair, in lsi:l. a bill aullionziug the loeati f the .State road 

from Nol,l,.-v,li,.|o W h, Mas pa^s,-d, and .Iam,-s U. Mathiek was nppoinl,..l 

n C iiii-Moiirr to lo.ale road Mr. Mathiek declining to servo as such 

Comiiii.-i.iirr. the Hoard of C .inmi.-iourrs of Waha.sh County appointed .1. 
lb C:,-.Miit, who,, port, d lb,, lael to the llninlltou County Hoird imine.lialely 
til, nan.r. This i„a,| ini, r-,.eis ib,. I',.ru and .^irawtown r,iad, on Hock Prai- 
rie, au,| runs tlu.iir,. soulb on sai,i roa,l to Slrawtown an'l Noblesvillc, over the 
I'erunnd Imliamipolis .State road. 

imAVF.l. nnAii<i. 

The following is n complete li.st of all the gravel r,ia,ls in Hamilton County 
for whii-li iliart..rs have been granted, with the present staltis— whether now in 
operalinn, ami not rcpollcd, or abandoned : 

Cnmherland, lias not reported ; Indianapolis and WestBeld, in operation ; 
West i-iberly, has not reported ; Cicero nnd Hinkle Creek, in operation; Fin- 
ley Hun, has not reported; Adams Township, Hranch and North Oivision, in 
opcmlion ; Lick Creek, in operation ; Hutuilioii nnd Tipton County Lino, 



$SI7 II 



I.irK lllKbK llllAVKb nUAn CDMI'ANV.— Itreoar 

I'apitil n..rk nn.l iiaprevements 

Talal rrerl|.N 

Tolal .liHl.ursemonl. 


Jll.T 1, l«TH, 
f;,ll<Kl 1)11 

«M1 m 


Unlance 

Ilalnnec on hand last year 

nalnnro now on han.l 

Ooorge 11. Maker, I'rc.i.lcnt ; ,losepl, Moore, 8ecrrlnry. 


V'il M 

v.'H ni 

II.-.3 46 



CICKKO \ NOIILKSVH.LK IIANOE blNK ORAVEL ROAD,— UrronT ni 
JcLV 1, 1878. 

Capital Blocli 110,0011 00 

CtKl 00 



Vnluo or loll 
Total ! 



..$16,000 00 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



NOBi.r.svii.t.i 



Tolal t 



\I) COMrANV— Uki 



r..|.l r<.r lilinallon 

iin.ToiK ^AIipI Dnin, Isnac Hnl.livlii, S»m 



Jl.iri »4 

nmpany $11(10 (Ml 



Tolal .. 



I. "or. 00 
|l,:l-ir. 43 



iNOII ailAVKl, ROA 



Paiil palc-kccpcrfi ( not inclndcd nltovc) 

lVr»oiml properly 

rnpiliil slfick of rori.l 

Noiii.i'.svit.i.i; \ sTOMiv nii;i:K (ihavki, ho 






NOHTrir.iiN nivisioN ahams townniiip (iravi'.i. iioau— Hr.n 

VKAR K.NliINn JULV 1, 187«. 
Caphal slock, pai.l up $'./> 



Tolnl asscli- 

llorroffcil monpy now <lue 



DinHTi.i.K.— A. (!. Ilavrrslick, Jo 

HAM A OllAVKI, liOAI) COMTAN' 
riipital fliock 



,.f2l,707 
,. JISI 



Tolal t 
J. A. Siimmrra, 



JMHI (III 

.1*1 cm 

51 1« ivi 



AllAM."! TOWNSIIII' OI!A\H K(l \t) I llMI XN\ 
Ji II 1 1K7K 



INDIANAIVH.I.S /, ni.^mifll flRA\H, ROMl ((IMP; 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



Total 

ii'llcy, Sccrctftry. 

im.— (icrpo Totpr, .1. M. Keiiyon 



.ll'ANV. — liEroB 
jn,ni.o mi 






r[ii:i;K (iuavel 



1,718 f.:i 
1,718 r,.i 



;i.-,n 34 

I'.ll -15 

■jcm 00 



NOBLKSVII.I 



lilKI 01) 
440 00 
I.IKHI 00 



UccciptB for tljc year 



ninRlon. 

WIllTi; lUVh 



rreai.lciil ; .1. H. Mcl.-ker. Hrcrcl 
-Samuel noberls. J, 11, Melskor, 



, f 100 ; No. 2. SiflO ; 



J. J. l-:<lwnr(lH, Secretary: flcorgc Leoiiaril, Treasurer. 

DiRBirroRS Micliael Busclicr, Win. Ncwby, Orccnherry lorncliiis, .Im 11. Mall 

.NOllMl.-iVII.l.E & ST0M:V (JIIBKK OIIAVKL IIO.VD COMI'.WV (SlirONU SIIC 
TKlNi. — lUivinr rnn tub TKAn SKiiIMO .loLv 1, 1C78. 

DetiN 'hie cniiirnny — nntfs J-tl AO 

ItrliU duo company fur hilU l!'!l 00 



$n« w 



James Wrire, Tresiilcnl ; .1. P. Jones, .Secrel 
NOni,l;SVll,l,B ,V NKW IIUITAIN CUMl'AN 



STONEV CIUXK, 



ends declared . 
Tolal 



C. F. Mallory, .Secretary. 
Dincnrniis.— i;. K. Mnllory. 



T.ital . 
Diahurscment 
f'apital slock 



fl-,.0110 (III 

doi nr, 



n'.'4 n 
|7r,:i r,(i 



ji-ii-.o r)0 

11.1 00 

f:\fiw 00 



ll.O.-iB H',1 
1,1IR 3:1 
$7,000 00 



Tolal 17,300 I 

Oeorge Baker, I'resldenl; Josepli Moore, Secretary. 



CirF.Un ,\ lll.NKLi; fllKKK. — Iti.i-.inr 

Vnliic of totl-lioiises and Rroiind 

Oiilsliinilin:; debts due the company.. 



1 Ji »F. .10. IK7n. 



AlK'ADIA COMl'AN 
Tapilal slock 



lOiinl of toll outstanding 
loiinl received from loll.. 
Total receipts 



nrKllO k AllCAUIA llANtli; Ll> 



O. W. lloiiclier, Vv 



NORTIIFUN UIVISIIIN AllA^ 



^,a. n on imn.i 


Unpaid slock 




Value of toll house propc 




n-ro-ved cy now due 



















SOS O.'i 
!ilO 70 
130 00 



711 14 
Unrton. 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



NOIII.IXVII.I.K Mil) INIHAN UIIANCII. 



Jolin Ucllarl, Sccrclnry : K. A. fUwkins, Trcaaun 



INUtANAPOI.IS AND WBSTFlULU.-lUr,... 
Hccciplii for llic ycnr 



j;i.aii'i 
ri.od.' 



T<.lnl 

iiyon, ScciHiiry, 
T.iu«. — I. n.nnrk. 



ANii stom;v ckki; 






Value of tnll-liousi 



UlliMTOB«. — 1„ .1. Shoemaker, Z. 

NoiiLBsvir.i.i: AMI (iiii:c,NKii:i,ii. 



K.pcn.cB 
nala 





lleccinl! from galM per year 

Due llic cnnnly from ilelii..|Uenl lai 


C4 II 




II 1 1 1 f 





ADAMS TdWNSIlIP COMI'ANV.-ltr, 

(Jnsli on Iianil 

ItccciTcd from (o)ln 

Total expcnililiiro for the year 



Qcorgo Tolcr, I'reslilcnl; 0. C. Llmlley, Scorclary; John Doalman, Treasurer. 



FOKTVILI.K&NOIU.ESVILLKTIIIINIMKE— lUror 



Capilal Block 

Oro98 receipts for the year.. 
Amount paiil out on repairs. 



TIl'TON AND 11A:MILT0N CHUNTV LINE— Usroar i 



A» a part nf the vnlu.ililc rond Bysl.-m of llaniillon rciintj, liri.lfji-s arc a 

plcte. IIcIdw will be fouiMl a synopsis of the action lind hy tlic county in con- 
summating the desired object : 

At the March session, 1802, William II. Plckcrcll and others, hiivin- pre- 
sented a petition signed by forty Interested citizens of the eonnty, with a 
liuaranleed subsiriptliin attached, to that cITcct, the hoard granted the re'jucst 
for the removal of the Str.awtown bridge to the crossing of the L:< Fayette Stale 
road, west of .Strawtown. And at a special session licld on tbo 12th of June, 
of the same year, the board ordered that a bridge be huilt over Fall Crock, on 
the Greenfield and Nohlesville St:it/! road, and appropriated jri.lO for the pur- 
pose, appointing John Burk to superintend the work. Sub.se(|ucnlly, at a 
special session on the 17th of .Fuly following, the contract for buililing the 
same was let to Kcedy, Gigger k Co., for the sum of ?."i:i.'i ; the bridge t.i ho 
120 feet long. 

Among (he proceedings of tiie Sc|>(emli(T session, 1 .Sfl.'t. the board graiilrd 
the petition of George I,. Ilaworth and others for a bridge over Cicero Cn.k, 
at the cro.ssing of the Nohlesville and Lii Fayette Stale road ; and at iho .hinc 
.session, ISiM, upon ]ietitlon filed, the hoard ordered that a survey anfl plans 
he submitted for 8 bridge over Sloncy Creek, on the Nohlesville and IViidle- 

nn estimate of the cost of the same. In pursuance of the purpose above ituii- 
dicated, at a special session of the board, held on the 2IHh of Scplcmber, IHlitl, 
the contract for this bridge was let to Messrs. Williams, Durfee, Sloops Si Gig- 
ger, for the sum of ?:i2.'>.3 1. The board also, nt a special session on the 2:ith 
of September, let (ho contract to the same parlies for a bridge over Cicero 
Creek, on the Strawtown road west of Cicero, for the sum of $2()n. At a 
special session In ISlIf), .J. Durfcc was nwardeil the contract for building two 
new spans of the Nohlesville bridge over White Ilivcr for $:.nO each, and Jl.-)(l 
for additional repairs. The board also, at a special session on Jnly 27, ISO", 
awarded to Hill & Pavis the contract to put piers and nbutracnta for a bridge 
over While Itiver at Slrawlown. 

Aderward, at a special session, on October 5, lSll7, the board acecpted iho 
proposition of J. Durfee lo repair the bridge over While River at Nobleeville, 
for the sum of S.fon. At the special session held on the ITtli of tho Bamc 
month, the work was received, and the proposed sum allowed. 

iMcssrs. Durfee & Co. having before been awariled tho contract to buibi tbo 
two stone abutments and one stone pior for tho contemplated bridge over Whil« 
lliver nt Strawtown, gavo bond to pro.«ceulc Iho same to completion. At > 
special session in January, 1808, the work wa.s accepted, and the contractors 
were allowed tho sum of 8 Kid therefor. In December, 1807, iho buard 
appropriated SlfiO toward building n bridge over Vralrlo Creek, on the line of 
road between Hamilton and Tipton Counties. 



At 111, 



niSTURY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



Whit 



Wliilc Hi' 

ioi.r?2:).7; 



on tho i:!th(.r April, IHt 
iiilnict lor Imildin- llio nlii 
ublosvillo ; nlwo, the pupei 
rnwtown ; tiio Ntiblesvilh 
. lor ? 11.50 



the board awanlcd to 
icnt.>i, piers and brid-c 
iiflurc of tho briil-e 
■ork at thr IbllowinK 



i|i('r.slr 






id-c, lii 



liic yard, and 
JO a " llowu irus.s ; " and J2 
iro. At the Hiitnc rates also bid on the .Straw- 
liiwii brid;;e, tlic cunlratt was awarded to the .same parlie.s for the enn.struetion 
of the folloKin;; other brid,:,'es, the board reserving; the right to ihoosc plans 
and .speeifications .submitted and lil.d in the Auditor's olTiec : 

The Noblesvillc bridge to be ;tUO feet long; two spans, caeh l.'iH feet; the 
bridge to be IH feet wide in tlic clear, and 1 G feet high— a " truss ■ bridge. The 

Hi feet wiiie and l(i feet liigh— a " tru.ss" bridge also. On the HHtli cd'.June. 
following, the board necepled the lu.ason-work on the Strawtown bridge from 
the eontraetors, Josiah Durfee >t Co., as completed ; and on the 2,^th of .Inly, 
llic board also accepted the buperstrueture of the same britlge, as conipletod' 



him to be in readiness and prepare,! for g,ioil markets and high prices. 
The c.\]ierience of many years was r,v|uir.',l to rein,.ve erroneous impre.s.sions. 

As .s 1 as the pulili,' niiml was settled as t,i tho true status of this feature 

of eomniercial eeoliomy, further legislation was bad, tending to alTeet the Inter- 
est of pr.xlue.TS within the area oeeupie.l by Hamilton County. In IHHi, a 
eharlcr was grant, 'd to tbi' I'erii & Iiulianapolis Itailroad Company, authoriz- 
ing the construetion of a roa,l eonnisting the tw.p points named. Among the 
most active of the friemls of this enterprise, w.as \V. J. Ilolman, to whose un- 

for this valuable Ihiirougbfare. Speaking of the early history of this road, 
Mr. John A. i.raham, in Kingn.an's Historical Atlas of >Iiauii County, says; 
■' \V. J. Ilolman, of this county, was the projector of this road; he was the first 



the 



idertaking. 
Its conipleti 



him is due the credit 



like 



spec 



sessiim on the '.Mb of Novciuber, of the same year, accepted the bridge over 
While Itivcr, at Noblesvillc. 

Again, nttbc special session on the lilltb , if July, l.^^r,:!, liie l.o:iril awarded 
the contract for building the Ullcr .t Ilea.ly bridge ov, ,• While Uiv,T. on the 
iiorlb line of Secli.m ;!, in Delaware T,.wnsliip, t,i .losiah Durlec ,V C,.., for 
the sum of ?1 1,SII2, which sum, with .?l,St;.:;:-) for extras, up,ui final s,ltlcniciit 
at the Pccciuber session, ISIill, the board paid, an<i accept, ■, I the work. In 
Rd,lition to the work of e»uistructing this briilgc as prescribed by the contract, 
the board, at the .Septoraber session, |.'<7i), all.iwe.l Messrs. .losiah Durfee & 
Co. ?7I',II.7- for making the embankment approaches thereto. 

The b..ar,l also, at a special session on the 17lh of October, 1870, let a 

furtlMT c raet to J. Durfee ,V Co., for the building of a bridge over White 

Itivcr, at l',.tter's ford, at the price of ?l:i,OIMI; the brblgo to be a " llowc 
truss," 2lli leet l,>ng, with stone abutments ami one stone pier. The bridge, 
liaving been eonipleted aecoriling to contract, was aceepteil by the board at a 
special session held on the 1 1th of April, 1871, and ?:illl.lii; for extras allowed. 

An order was made by the hoard, at their Mareli se.ssi,m, 1871, appro- 
priating "S1,000 to aid in the construetion of a briilge over White liiver, on 
the county line between Hamilton and Madison Couniics, the same being 
orib'ri'd built by the Commissioners of JIadison County;" the money lobe 
paid May 1, 1875. Th,' bridge was a "truss," wiib stone abutments and piers. 
At the same session they approprialeil ?.")50 to aid in the construelicm of a I caeli 
bridge over Cicero Crck, on the line between llamilt,>n and Tiptcui Counties. | ibc 
The propused briilge was to be 1011 feet long and have stone abiitnicnis, and : at ll 
cost Jl.llio, ea,-li county paying one-half. At the special session in (),-tobcr, 1 anil 
187 t, the board appropriated 8125 to ns.,-ist in const ructing a briilge over ICaglc (be 
Cn-ek. at Kaglctiiwn. Again, at a .spi'eial s,'s.sion on tho llith of January, ] off, 
1877, the board, on petitioii, appropriated $1,0110 to build a bridge across „, „ 
Cnero Creek, on the line of the Noblesvillc ami I'laglelown gravil road. I'Voln tber 
which, in the aggregate, it will be seen that Hamilton County has a,le,l a e.ui. srssi 
spieu,,us part in consummating the excelhnt "road system," n,iw in pracliial 
operation within her b,)rders. 



the resoure 


- of the pciple living a 


iiig 


Is line 










"Absui 


1 ami visi,inary as the 


reject .seen 


edio many, and r 


,lie 


tie, 


, as be 


was, for .ad; 


0,'atliig such a wiM sell, 


me, 


10 IICV 


or wavere.l in his 


eon 


id 


MIS or 


wearied in 


be task he had ilnderta 


lien. 


The 


Srst meeting on the subje 


t was 


hehl in I'er 


1, in 1817, .at which a 


few 


enthu 


iaslie railroad in 


n 


lib 


eribeil 


alaiiil five 1 


Ired ibillars in stock 


; fi 


■11. T. 


A. M.uris, of In, 


iaii 


pol 


S, WilS 


employ,sl t, 


run the line and mi 


ke c 


slilnat 


s preliminary to 


col 




n.'iiig.' 


Other meet 


ngs were licbl abmg tl» 


lim 


; ileli 


■i.luals subscrlied 


t,> 


he 


stuck. 


and, slo.rtlj 


after, all the counties 


bet 


wi'en 


his and Marion subs 


cril 


ed, as 


counties. The work was lominei 


i-etl 


at the 


south end, ami 


tlr 


r,i 


ll was 


nia,le, after 


wolid.rlul dilliculties 




th,. u 


tcr exbaiislioii o 


• Ii 


an 


ial re- 


sources, up 


o Xoblesville, iLs a flat 


bar 


l'oa,l. 


Als.ut this time 


lo.J 




t some 


mortgag.-s , 


n it, ami g,.t it into I'oi 


rt. a 


1,1 lb. 


wreckers cainc a 


inu' 


an 


1 t.iok 


the thing ii 


, ami left the Hoosi,T r 


liln 




<lers to mature at 


Ihi 


ir 


cisure, 


what they k 


new about railroailing 


and 


what 


hey were going 


od 


al 


lUt it. 


They got » 


ire mortgrgcs on it, un 


ilit 


was c 


midctcl to IVru, 


in 


8,- 


1, and 



finally sobl out at such figures as to make it a lirst-cla.ss paying investment." 

Ini'idcntal to the action had by counties along the line, appertaining to a 
development of the r,'al interest felt, by the people in the proposed enterprise, 

" ordered that the sum of itO cents on each SI 00, b,' levied f,ir r.iilroad pur- 
poses ; also, 50 cents on caeh poll, for railroail jmrposes; also 11 cents on 
each acre of land, for railro.ad purposes "—all, ostensibly for the benefit of 
llic IVru k Imlianapolis road, as shown by the subsc<|iii'nt action of the l.oanl 
al Ibeir .^eptendier sission in the same year, when Klijab Collingbam was 
aillli,.ri/e,l to vote liie pro.xy of ihe b ,ar,rat tlf annual ,'lc,',lon ,.r oITicts for 
the l'eru.1 Imlianapolis mad, liebl at Dayton, Ohio, as the r, |.r.-seiitativc 



-.fst. 



anly ' 



oek. It, 



,.r th, 



CU AFTER XII. 

II.Ml.litl.UIS. 



n/ A'., 



i- In 



first 



" (InlrrnI, * ' " That the Ami 
lid reipiired to i.^^suc to the President and 
[toHs llaiiroad Company, in payim-ntof the 
toek of said company, at such lime as tin 



lunly, the lioar.l 

r of this cunty 
vctors of the IV 
unty sulLseriplioi, 



111 may rci(Uii 



orders in the 



of liidijlia, was the Ma, lis, in & 
i,lianap,ilis, connecting the Ohio Itivcr with llio Slate Capital, in 18 IL'. 
When that road had been in operation a .short time, a con.siilerable interest 
began lo be manifested in other parts of the Stale, reganling the utilization of 
the railroad system as a means of rapid transportation of farm products, goods 
and inerchanilisc. If not less cosily than by canal. It was a ((Uestion, at first, 
whether the higher rates charged for freights by railroads were net an e.vpen- 
sivc luxury, when eomparcl with the rales charged for transportn ion by canal, bonds 
It did not seem to occur to the masses, Iha', while canal freights were eompar- drawi 
ntlvcly Jow. the lirao required to make the transit and meet the demands of 
the distant niarkctn was so much greater than by railroads — so much so, indeed. 



ilollars each, in the proportion of one-third caeh, any amount not to exceed 
$2,100. And Ihe said Auditor is hereby directed and required to take a receipt 
for the amount so issued and delivered, and that ho report the same to the next 
session of the board." 

The Slid board ordered also, " that the Peru & Indiana|iolia Itailroad 
Company be permitted lo u.se the Imlianapolis .Estate road. It was e-xprcssiy 
providcl, however, that they leave a suflieietit amount of said road in good 
repair for passage, etc." 

Again, .at llie December session, 1818, the board petitioned ihc Legislature 
for authority lo burrow money at a rale of interest not execeding HI per cent, 
lo purtha.se bonds of the company in unlimited auiounts, running from one lo 
fifleen years. Thomas T. Ituller was appointed nn agent lo drafl and i^suo 
the county, amounting to ?1(;,0IIII, for railroad purpases, 
y rate not execeding 10 per cent — conditioned, however, 
on Ihe passage of the law for which tho board had petitioned tho Legislature. 
The bimds bo contemplated lo be issued were lo bo offered first lo eili/.cns of 



that the odvantiigcs cf ready sales and advanced prices were frequently lost to HaDiiltou Counly, then, if unnblo to dispose of them, to these parties, to tho 



nrsTouY OF Hamilton county, Indiana, 



otlin 



fur 






wnx plod^'.Ml, none nf s:u<l lioinls 
county n'wrvihK llio ri-l.t to ,lnn 
W|...i.i in nilviHicc. Ill tin. inc; 
ro|ioso,l in liini, i.ii.l .lolin I). !<l,.|,l„.„son «■„. n|.|,oint,.,l in liin »1.m,1. 

Tlic lA'Ki»l/iturc linvili;; lr;;iilizLvl nnil ccmfiinieJ tlio iilo|ioi<i'd iictinii of 
liiiirii, the county wiis nutliori/.cil to l>onow nuMicy, not cxcocilin;; $.'ill,ii' 
tire inlrrcNt not lo exceed 1(1 per cciitniu per nnnuiii, Tor inilnnd purpo- 
nl the Mnieh sesmon, IHlll. At tlie .June sewioii rollowiii;;, the u^. 
iippointed lo .-.ell Ijonds, ns u|■ore^;lill, lepoileil tlie sale of lioiid No. 1 ut S ] 
cent, for Sil25, to .loseph Kller ; No. :;, lo H.-iunnh iMet.sker, nt the .siine r 
per cent, for SLTid, nn.l l.onds nuinbeivil :i imd I, for ?l(illeacli; to .lo 
Stii.ker, hoiul N.i. 5, m 111 per cent, f.ir S.!l") ; to .lolin Maulove, on loan 
liHi^eu jeam of glMlll, SI (III ofwliieli wm paiti, anil the oilier 81(1(1 to bo |i; 
when the honil wa.s i.ssued. Il was reported also, ut, the ."aiuc lime, tl 
81, ■175, the a^'-ie(,Mte of Haid boiid.s had been paid over to the railroad eo 



e Moek of lb 
|>aynble in I. 
in at any liio 
, Mr. Iliitler 
WHS appoint, 
eonfiinied th 



iiiberin- from 



lile.sville, il 
lawaro Tov 
esouthea.s 



liroM-b Itii 
Noblesvill 



t the .pci 
treasury i 



Township, 1 
ni; into Mar 



Sl,l 



1 ■■.•" 


riely 


d'Hranti 


■A apprupr 


ations for th 


e.nnlrucli 


m ..f lb., n.a.l 


tbr.i 


1 tbei 


r terri 


orv, in 1 


le fall oft 


lat year, .lai- 


«..n T.iwns 


liplakili;^lbc 


nitia 


in a 


kiiej; 


be boar 


1 "toord 


r an election 


to detenu 


ic whether th 


y ar. 


lav. 


rof le 


yin- a '• 


per cent t: 


xf.irbuildiu- 


thcAiider.s 


in, Lebain.n & 


><t. U 


liai 


load.' 


This S 


1 p was ta 


.■II at the .1 


inc session 


ISlill, and thr 


pel i 


,ral 


ted. 


riie boar 


1 ordered 


t the sanies. 


ssloii that 1 


ncl.eti.ml.cs 


hel. 


the 


:ith, 


f.Iuly I 


11. .win-, by the eilii.'iis 


of that t. 


wiiship. At 


■> sp, 


sess 


:ll on 


Ihe li'itl 


of June, t 


le eitiwns of 


A.lani3 T 


wnship, bavin 


; Ilia. 


like 


re.|iie 


t, the bo 


ird ..r.lere 


1 that an elec 


be hel 


1 in that town 


bip, 


no 1 


le - 1 


1 of July. yub.sc, 


neiiily, like re,|u..sis froi 


1 other townsb 


ps..f 


.-.Mil 


ly we 


e ;rrantc 


1, an.l elc. 


bins licl.l pu 


rsuanl to t 


I.. oid,-rs of tl 


c b.i. 


(II 1 


I'e^e 1 


Iter, W, 


shiii-tou, 


S'oblesville an 


1 Wayne Townships (ile.l 


peliti 


at a 


speri 


1 sessiol 


on the 1 


.-.th of .July, 


1871, and 


cleclions were 


ordc 


to 1 


' Ik'I. 


on Ihe 


i;:id of A 


u^^iist followi 


1^'. The result of these 


deeli 


was 


a lai 


e inajoi 


,y in fav 


ir ofiipproju 


latiii^. c.,u. 


1 lo 2 per ce 


iluni 


the 


ixabi 


value o 


the pr,.p. 


rty ill the 8c 


veral towi 


ships. Appro 




were 


le 


aeeordii 


.■ly, al the 


.June xcssioti 


1872; an 


i at llie specia 


Au^ 


sessi 


.11, 1871, war 


•ants wer 


onlered 'to 


be issued 


on the Treas 






lo-e 1 


,r the K 


nds of the 


said railroad. 


f..r the fiis 


iustallm.nt, . 


r .Ml' 



id was Glli 
.,r Ihe fin 



. lbe,-lo,kof sueh road. Al the 
he Au.litor was .lireetcd to b.sile I 



rtli,' An.l.ison, r,.d.au,.n 
II Parke County, had bee 



..mpl,,led by 
Ills llailroa.l, 



arkc Co 



a- from 
; to the 



nty the ri^'ht 
November, 






aske.l the rcpi'al of that part of the ori-inal order, spceifyiu;.' that "the county 

liieiil of the interest that shall accnii' after such eh'etion, and the principal 
when tile same shall b.^conie due and payablo <ili said bonds, the slock lo 
become obsolulo in fiivor of the county; but until such election nod n.ssuiiip- 
lloii the counties have the ri(,'ht to bold such as security for tUc performance 
of I'.TUiin stipiilalloMs on the part of the railnmd company, not cntlllin;; tlio 
coiinly t4. any dividends, but to have a voice ill llic elections, etc." "The 
railroa.l eomj.any asks to have lb.- same rescinded because oj' said railroad 
cmsolblaliiit; with the Marion ,t Indianapolis Uailro.id, by or.ler of iho Board 
of Direct^irs, to t^kc effect January I,I8,">;j, 

"Whereupon snid board declare that, if said railroad (I'eru .% Indian, 
ap.ilis) will execute additional bonds to the county of Hamilton, for the per- 
formance of payment of the last issue of b.mds, S^H.OOn, nuinb.Tini; from 10 
to 20, thereby rrlriiKing ihr cttvuly t'nrcvcr from payment of said bonds, 
they will grant Ihe rcjucst," 

Afterward, nt the December fn-ssion, 1853, the I'cru & Indianapolis Kail- 
road Company t;avo bond to the county in the penal sum of $40,11(1(1, to 
secure payment of bonds issued by the county, ami de 
company loscll, and assist in the construction of said ra 
bcring from 10 to 20, llio railroad paying interest on 
etc., and the agent of tho county wua ordered, id lieu, to surrender 



•oiHbli..iisof the i entire distane.' from A.-,dersim to M..nle7.iinia is ninety-five an.l a half miles, 
no ^radi. p.iii;; east exceeding; forty livt to the mile, and but olio goin^' west, 
in Sepli'inber, there were but twelve miles yet lo grade. The eonslriiction of 
(he roa.lb.-d progressing rapidly, at a meeting of the Direct.irs liehl at tn.lian- 
apolis, in March, 1875, arrangiMiients were iniido willi on J'lastern capitalist to 
put the iron on the roa.l — the work on the bridges, laying ties, etc., to eonimenco 
imnieiliately. On the 2atli of July following, nt a meeting held in Indian- 
apolis, these olTiccrs were pieseiit: \V. Zioii, President ; J. Knsy, Vicol'resi- 
dent ; H. I'. Sehlatcr, Secretary ; D. Kenworlhy, Treasurer. IJireetors, N. 1''. 
Dunn, W. 1!. Pierce, Mr. Conrad, T. K. Tetcr, S. K. Busby. K. Cotlingham, 
Chief Kiiginecr. 

In November, 1875, Mr. Zion, the President of tho road, closi-d n contract 
for tho iron. The formal track-laying commenced at Anderson, on tho 0th of 
Deicmher, 1S75, at lialf-past 2 o'clock P. M. President Zion drove the first 
spike, amid deafening cliecrs from the nssembled multitude. Many prominent 
citizens, frotu various places on the line of the road, were present, and partici- 
paled in the dcmonstraliiins of the day. 

The roa.l, as now built, comes into the county on the cast side from 

Mailisnn County, about forty-live rods south of the northeast corner of 

the soathcRst ipiartcr of Section 20, Township 10 north. Range 6 cast; 

running llienec in a southwest direction to a point about one milo cast 

of iN'oblesville, where it changes a.id runs in n westerly direction through 

the railroad Wcstfield to a point about three-. luarlors of a mile west of Eaglelown, from 

1 bonds num- which point it bears to tho northwest, leaving the county about one bundred 

( when due, | rods north of tho southwest corner of Section 31, Townsliip 19 north. Range 

distance of about one half mile wcat of Joliolsville. 



ITIPTOPvY OF IIAMIJyrON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



1 l'Vl.ni:.iv 17, |s.-,2, liillu 
•L-n-s l,a.l li.ri, ,„;„1.; i.nv,n.l Mviirin- pcTinancnt (.r-niiiziilimi i.r .•..•riclics 
ll,.. i.ru„,„ii„„ .,r.,_-rinill..ri-. Un.l.T lliis liUliT hw, luiwcvor, llic nirnicrs 
ll.iiMillc.n C.niMlv, l.aviri:: M.llK-ii-iilly a|.|.rccialcil llio ii.lviniln-cs to lie 

ii\r.l fn.i inc'iilralcil I'lTiirl, .-(line lime iiiiliTinr tn llie year l.Sr>,j, possilily 

ml 111.' l..-;;iiiniii'.; of that year, oriianizod llli' llatiiillnu Colinly A;,Tieult- 
.1 .-<oii.'ly In lln'irre|ii.rt l.i the Slate S.ielely, in l.'^SH, il is.slmwii lliat "at 
■i-iilar in.xlinK oC llie sneiely. Ii-M "ii lli- I llli "f .\pril, l.sr.fi, llie r.illow- 
; ],elHins «nv .•leetnl aM nllnr,- Hi T T, Itnll.r, I'resi.lenl ; Samuel 
lip ami J.iiin Hiirk. Vin- IVr-,.|, „|. , |l I' l'l,i|,m.in, Seerelary ; II. \V. 






H-r,l fair 
inal fair, 
nl rrimils 



;;i.ln,.k; al»,i, piayii,^ that a 
f„r that imrpiisc. The praye 



(Ml,\l''ri';if XIII. 

;un'n,Ti'i;.\i,,<iicii;TV, 



I j^Oli many j.ai- afn r 
-L' ,)„. ..„il were nnl .„ nni. 



)■ til niiiiiitaiii a healthy organic moveimnl 

sli ■ inlerest in llic ranks of proviilent 

no ivi.l.neeorany well-.li-c-teil aetion in 
■«■ 111'.- havin- lieell iiijeeleil into the .sysleni, 
iler (he name anil slylr of tlie " liamillim 
anil lliirlieultnial .luiiil Sl.iek AHSoeialinn." 
; Stale Itoai.l, lor the year l>^71, inaken llie 
■rhaps, a reaimialile ejplaiialinn ol' rornicr 

li.el mil I n h.1,1 O.r tin r rmir years in 

of I In- M„irly on I he sloek plan. Such is 

., fiM'ilil.lirinin.atiou on llie part of a very 
I.I .-iirr iiliii^. the ei.unty seat to so cripple 

.■i.M.p.'l it to Mieeumh. Hul.lhank.sto the 
hi- anil aili.iinin;; eiiuntios, where honesty 



lie of III. ISO dep-mlen 
Ills of his own lioii.-.lii 
-peels for ahnmlan.a. i 



" "!-' I'V a , 1 plank f^aoT, 

,111.1 .ailian,.- Tin' l.ilililio-s 
iv.nty liy r.irly IVn, llio other 
111' liiin.ircil anil sixty eattic ami 
anil sneli other fixtures as are 
inl ( since Inereaseil to one-half) 

III harness anil under the sa.ldle. 



The li.ianl ,if (■..ininissi.iners i.f I 
ls:iT, ..id.red "that lli.rebe hiM, ai 
ville, oil Ihc last Saliirilay in the pn- 
the eonnty fur llie purpose of organizii 
It is ordei'.'d Ihal noli.'.' of iho ahiiv 

this meelini; was, if, indeed, on.' was 



roiinly, at lh.-ir May ».s-i„M. 
lo.il-.' ill llie l.nvn of .Viililes- 

ily A;:rieulliiriil Soeicly. And 

he i;iven hy tlirco Bucee.-sivo 

s place." What the result of 

ally hel.i, the rccnrdrt at our coin- 



, the oiicnin}- wedge for the orgnniMllon of the Kocielics that linvc Bincu 



Tluv.' will- >v,r.. -link, «,,11.-1, ami f.noi-lie.l willi pumps." The-se -rounds 
al- 1 11,.' - .mil -|.|-, oi.l wlllni, t'l.' .Lrporil.. limil- ..f ih.' pl.M-ant town of 

.1.,. .■..ii.m.n.ii,- ..1, 111.- l:illi ..rSr|.l.i,il.,T. ISTll, no.l wi- in every way a 
r.,,-..ii,il.ly -ii.v.--f,il .ol.a-pn-.'. Tli.av wms ir.viv..l Inio ih.' sale ..f liekets nl 
III., fair, ri'rroslilnelil slanil, etc., the .-nm of $l,7l":!li. ami paid ,ml for 
preniinms, piinling and help, the sum of SI .lilS.ILV 

Tlio sixth annual fair of the as.soeialiou was held diirin- llie three days 
cmimauin- on the 24lh of August, 1S7.">, which was in a measure salislael.iry. 
Do 111.. Isl o( Ocloher, of the sann. year, Adams Township AgrieulturnI 
As-.>.ialion, organized early in the season, held n fair at "Teeter's (? rove," 
o mil a half miles s.iiilh of Uoxley. Il was strictly n local rariuers' or|;ani- 

Asthe result of a meeting held nn theli.Sih of Deeeiuher, I>7ri. participated 
in hy represenlalives froui the several townships, tho " llnuiillon County 
Agrieullural A.ssi.eialion " was organized on the 5lli of .lanimry, IS7t!, upon 
the joinl-sl.iek plan, willi n capital of Slll.Him, divided into one Ihoufnnd 
eliarcs of $10 each, with the privilege of increasing tho capital to 815,0110, if 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



80 dclcrinined by the vote of a majority of the stock ic|ircaciitiil. No 
irulividuitl mcmljcr waa eitlitlt'd to hold more tlian twciity-6ve shiirc.-f of Rlotk. 
The fjrouiids of the Asaoehition were located on the " Claiii|)itt farm," three and 
Ihree-ijuarlers miles west of Xoblcavillc, on the N'oblesville and Ivi^lctown 
f:ravcl road. Twenty acres of ^Tound were projio.Hed to be purchased for 
81,(1(10. In consei|ucnco of numerous and positive dilTerenecs of opinion 
exislin;;, this hwt effort seems to have been abortive, hence, to reconcile those 
dilferenees, it was finally determined, upon consultalion, to or;;anizc under the 
ri';;nlati(in9 prescribed by the State law autborizin;; coutily agricultural 



Accordinirly, 
ehnnical As.^ociat 
with a capital » 



ila 



ck of SI 



ilton County A;; 
uly or;..:,ni...d on 
11,(1(1(1. in shares 



.day, 



I'cbri 



the assr 



eh; the stoik to 
. Articles of asso 
lever it should api 



ii,ere.iscdlo?!r.,(l(l(l by a niajoril 

lion were duly filed and rceordeil, pursuant to which, win 

llmt gri.Odtl of bona-Cde stock had been subscribed, the i 

zed to perfect their or;,'anizaiion and proceed to business. Stockholders wei 

!utitleil to hold no more than twenty-live shares individually. There wci 

line Directors, one from each townshi|i. They constituted the board, and wei 

o he elected annually. It w.is aUo the province of this board to elect »nni 

illy, n President, Vice rrcsideni. Secretary, Treasurer and (Jencral Superii 

endeiit. The society thus orf;anized has since held it.s annual fairs, durin 

"our days of the last week in Au^'Ust, with most satisfactory results. 



A joiut.stoek company be 


rin;; 


the abo 


-c till. 


was or-a 


nizedonthe 11th 


of Kebruary, IMT!I, 


with n capita 


slock 


of $.-),(l(IO, in si, 


»res of SKI each, 


the whole managed on the pla 
and in substantial conformity 


with 


oiiimcnded by 
the law upon 


he esperi 
the subjc 


ciiees of the past, 
et. The first fair 


was held by the asso 


'lallon in 


Sept 


inber. 


H7II, 


nd the fir 


St annual iiieelin<'' 


ontliolstofNovem 


er, I.S-l) 


Tl 


ere wen 


thirty 


■three ori. 


iiial stockholders, 


representing fifly-liv 
ships look stock l< 


1 shares 


of « 
not 


(1 each 

,f :;(ii 


In 

shares 


d.lition, llio several lown- 
The following report of 


the Ireisiirir subin 


tied on 


be d 


IV of 1 


le am 


lal meet 


1;,', represents its 


finwnl.om n 














llecvel fr 11 
11 rivcl rr 11 
Ur civc 1 fr II, t 


a'rH.i.Vi'''» 


iry 1 


;;■■■•■■■■ 






...$i,n.i,', m 

... .-lOll 111, 



rtireetors: A. I.. Ilan-hey, Cliarhvs II 
OcorKc Wheeler, L. It. Tomlinson, .loliii K 



, David 



CIIAPTKH XIV. 



li K \ 

,/■ ll,r i:„rl,i l,',i„ 
,1,1, s. El,-., ll,,!/- „ 

;„i, ,„„i nuh,;,-,,-,, 



A N' r. !■ 



WIIHN the county wa.s or;^anized 
niea;;cr, and the sources of publ 



refjiiinn;; t 



„/■ i;„„iii, 7V-.,.v„iv;s— /iV./r., „/■ r„.r„/;„„— 
h„>, A,, — i!,s„w „rs,h„„i 'r„i„h~i.„i.r 

,—til„lhtic. „/ Gn,„l,/ /■■,»,„„re«, h:i,: 
,r;^anized, in May, l.S2:i, the population was 
! were wholly undevelo|ied, 
lap.se of llrao to get the machinery in motion wlierertith to open 
the avenues t^ prosperity by utilizing the material in storo awaiting the 
demands of skillful operatives in primitive economy. The pecuniary require- 
ments wore more than cijual Ui the means on band ; even some of the early 
expenditures were made Mpon personal rosiionsibility in anticipation of future 
Ineinues. Heforo the revenues from taxation were paid in, the chief source of 
income was first from licenses to vend general merchandise, " keep tavern," 
keep ferries, etc., and from appropriations, the item of appropriations being 
generally in the way of a bonus ofTered by the |iroprietor«of town sites eligible 
•8 cnndidaU'S for the location of the "seat of justice," as inducements for 
•election as such. Tho defioioncies of funds to meet these pressing wants were 



usually made up from teinporaiy loans, instances of which have been alrenily 
nolici'il. The first olBeial exhibit of the receipts ami disbursements of tho 
county, covering the period from tho organization until the date of the report, 
was Hied by the County Treasurer at the January session of the lioard of 
Justices, for the year 182(i, as follows; Uei'eipts and expenditures sineo tho 
organization of the county ; Kxpeliditures, S.'iH;)."?}, receipts "5 15(5.4(1 J, show- 
ing the debt of the eoun(y to be SI3li.;^7 — comparatively a fair showing for 
ity's independent existenco ; tho 
■ the receipts fur that year at 



fl'Z 



two years and a half of I 
exhibit fiir the year 1324 
.expenses, S17(».(J2.i ; balai 
iL' the proceedings of the January 



ing statement of the linan 
to wit : 



iditiou 



in 


the Treasurer 


s hands, «r>:i.-r.. 


ar> 


sessio 


1, IH-'ll 


we find the follow- 


II 


of the 


county 


for tho year 1828, 


y 


ar-.v.;:: 


:;;:;:;:: 


$i nni 

"1 W.1 

»1H OS 

f:)(l7 72} 

¥1 (II) 



This slalement was ordered („ be piihlisbeil fii 
lie, and was piililishcil accordingly. At this tii 
follows: "At Ibis session of the board the fiillo 
fixed anil the properly named as bi'ing subject to 
For eounly jiurposi's, on ivieh 1(1(1 a, 



fi:i 111 

ispection of the pu 
were distributed 



of first-r 



l.s; cents ; on ca, 
ox over the age a 

on each poll, 5(1 c 

At the Novell 

Ibllowing exhibit 

county for Ihe em 



for Ihe year 182S: 
■lit cents ; on each 
rat,' Ian, I, .'id cents ; on each I till aer,>s of third-rate land, 
hor.se or mule over three years old, I'ld ceuls ; e.ieh work- 
hree years, 2"! eenLs; on eiieh silver or pinchbeck woteh, 
gold wateh, SI; on each bra.^s clock, »2 ; on each two- 
riage, SI ; on each four-wheeled pleasure carriage, SI. 50 ; 

r session, l.>^:ll, upon si'ltleiueiit with the Treasurer, the 
IS fileil, sb,>wing llie receipts and disbursements of the 



Icndent of school ecclion.. 



' Binlioiicrj and scaled i 
Tnlnl 



..?;28« 02 



niSTOKY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



»lm»in-, a-. ImHmwh: T. 

\HV2, *:i,ii.-,(;,:;2 ; ,'^^• 

l,:,n.l,Sl.(lll.>":il. "Il 






The foll..«ir.- 
^x|)C?nied (liirini: 
pltlcniciit, 1872 : 



Tlic lnll„wi„^' H ., rrrapiliil..!,..,, nflho (■..imI,i;,mi „ 
of 111.' c.iunly, i.s a|.|..jrs l.y fli.' :uiinj:il iv|..,r( cildir A: 



t30,00(), of Iho obove debt, is due Se|ilciiiU<.r 1, IBKd. 






■nenry fil Iiwl ropo 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



CHAPTER XV. 

lINHKIKUtOIIM) IIAII.UOAI 



An .trr;„ 
MO.NCi 



J\_ w,T.- 111.- liiikiT ratniiv, .\-;. Hiilp.s, Dr. linill, .h.ni.-s i,. lli:,H.. .lanol, I,. 
I'lliuir, nf WcMli.l.l; .h.<mc- M. •I'lmnipson, n.iw livin- in Adiin.s Tinvnship ; 
(). C. I.in.ll.w, nf A.lams Township; J. KmIhtI.^ nf Wr.Nliin;;lnn Township ; 



D.iniol Ilusknll.of Tiplon C.Minly, n S 
^jif sinnc twelve or fourteen yenrs of n^i 
i[i llie serviee, Joins ll'c part of ilriv 
from Iiis fiillier'H house, a 'nditiou' 



ri lKr>(J, wn.*i ((Ultc netivc 
uniler the cover of niyht^ 
3 to the 'HUitinn' farther 



rlh. 



Mr. U.l.s 



rall.-,l. 



iinly. 



slali 


n ' on 


he route from 


isku 


wn an 


1 hel<l in 


terror 


they 


set out 


m (|nes 


of a 


nlie^'e 


.Wopp 


.rtnnily 


woui.l 


only 


T frien 


. The 


aw of 



I lie llhio River norlli, heeanic i|nil,- famous, 

fugitive, il.'re, the eolore.l man. having tnkei 

the larnl riaii 1 Itini nfl an cseaped 'fugitive from justiec ; ' his fellownian, 

mn«h' hy the l:iws of his country an enemy and a .special (h-juily, as it were, 
to return him nhaekled to liis jnastiT and, to pay the penalty of the 'runaway 
tii--er,' as he was termed— sent to Alabama and sold, the tern.r of all slaves 

rre.'d..m had maile ^ood his e.s.ap.', and landed .safely at We'fK,.|,|, he found 
friends III- was, almost as a rule, piloted lhrouj;h willuuil further molesta- 
li.in (pr dnuf^er, to Caii.ida, whither he had set out to ;:o, with thi' north star 
as his %.'uide, di'pendiiii; on the tender mercies of friends ah.n;; the route. 
Those fearless old men and women who stood up ami dared the danger, and 
demamhM) the removal of the shackles off four millions of souls — they that 

safelv. refreshed, to the next 'station '—we may s.ay to them, not only here, 
hnl ihn.u-lH.ut lliis hroad .Inmain, 'Well done, thou (: I and faithful 

" Many very intercstin;; facts have l.cen tnl.l us of the various trials, 
hardships and dangers this nustAtutory practice was frau;;ht with. AVe have not 
the space to include these ; they arc simply the same as all such uiiderlakin^s 
enonnlcrcd in tlie vari.nis Stati'S North. Mere, one almost within the i;rasp 
of liherly, anatcheil hack hy tin' cruel hau.l of an .illiecr, or a ' ni,L'-cr hunter,' 
for his paltry fix' id' Sfitlll reward; there, one slruK^linf; with exhaustion, 
UTiahle to move fnrtlicr,aud fearful of showing himself perishes in the swamp 

our own htooil eircnlalin;; in their veins, hnnted down — for what.',' for the 
predomiii <d' an instinct ns natural to all ll iviti/.cd nations of the earth 



the 



"Tins route was via Indianapolis, WrKllicId, lioxley— Now London, il 
Howard Ooiinly, also an iuip.ulant point on the route— and so on north am 
northeast, to the Caiiadas. In this county tin' route soinetimes divided, pa.s.s 
itiK norlhiast, to Daniel llaskclt's, in Tipton Connly; from ihchce to JerouK 
and (Jreenlown, in Howard t'ounty, lioth 'friendly places,' on the line of thi 
' uniler^ionnd railroad,' where tlw weary traveler would find u haven of rest 
yVnoilii r hraiich of the route was via Tliornlown, in Itoonn roiinty, also r 

answer to nor imiuiry, the old ' pilots' and ' cnjiineers,' still livin;;, s.ny there 



CHAPTER XVJ. 

M1SOKI,I,ANKOUS. 

Oi-i ,s''//^T..' ,iA,y/„7,— 0//;,.«— /A/o>— A,,,,., ,,/■ /(,•,•,./• M,„t;„„—rrni,„- 
„i;„„ I., .]/..,, Ill, <;:,n,h, s,„i-.\;„„., ,„„/'/.,„„ii,„„ „r n,,- y;,,,,,., ,„ 

Ihr C,,,,,,!,,. 

AN Did .Settlers' Society has been in existence in this county for several 
years, thon-h we are not in possession of the fact- necessary to fjive the 

ohjecl, however, is n landahle one, ami deserves the consideration, not only of 
the pioneer fathers and mothers themselves, hut the ^.-encniliou eoniin}; after 
them ; indeed, of all who have a respect ffir liic memories of the past, ami the 

wrought in this heautiful county of ours, mauifcsted by a comparison of the 
same surroundiniT" of imire than h.alf a century ago with the immcdiale presint. 
Il i.s only hy enltivatinfr ini|niry ennccrniuj; the numerous incidents of real 
lift' yet stored in the minds of the few remaining ones of the pioneer period, 
that those valuable mementoes of the past can he preserved from oblivion. 
We have this mention of the pr(icccdin;;» of Iho society, copied from the 
Noblesville r„,l,,n; of September -1, I,S74 : 

"An Old Settlei-s' nieeliug was held at I'ai);lctown, Ani;usl lij, l.'^it, iu 

Smith. William Lane was elected President, Josepli I'cttijohn and llcury 
■lobes, Vice-I'rcsidculs, and \j. It. Semnious, Secretary. 

After the readinj,' of the minutes of the last moetiuj;, the .'Secretary read 

lueeling. The number was seventy-six. The old settlers then oeeu|iied the 
liiuc in tcllinii their experience in re;;ard to frontier life. .Spreches were made 
by the following; persons: Jonathan Colbnrn, William I.anc, II. (i. l-'ineh, 
John .Moore, Charles Stout, Joseph retlijohn, John h'crti;;, William Frost, 
Klias Barker, I'hineas I'ierson, William Dye and Mr. jtyera. 

Mrs. Nancy lioss exhibited a bcd-spreail lllli years old, whi.h looke.l as 
Ihouf;!. it would last 2(111 years lon-er. i\Ir. Uyers had on cxliil.ition spoon- 
imilds that his grandmother used in the first sellling nf this county, tn mold 

spoons for the i pic to eat mush and milk with, lie also exhibited an ahua- 

nac for the year 177'-, making it 102 years old. * * '*' On uinlion, 
the saun? committee of last year was eontinneil; also, sauHi Corresponding .Sec- 
retary, to record all deaths of old sclllcrs, up to the next n ling, .\ngnsl, 1.470. 

Accordingly, on the 21th of .\ugusl, 1S7"«, the .society met al Kaglctown, 
when William Krott was eho.sin I'resid.'nt; Jesse li.'auchamp. Vice IV.s- 
idcnt; C. 11. liowman and A. 1'. St.uit^ Secretaries. After the r.nitine of 
business had been gone through with, an. I the old people had had tb.'ir.say, the 
meeting adjourned to meet again at thesamc place on the 2 Ith of August, l.S7tl. 

A public meeting was held at Weslfield, in April, lH7."i, and n committee 

removal of the seat of justice of llamillou County to WcstKel.l. The pro. 
In November, I.S 17, terrible fires, burning (imln 



■dsi 



argn 



The folLiwiiigeo 
the civil towush 
table of gcn.'ral refci 



uuer of 1H4.S, a heavy wiml and i 
nty, doing great damage to crops, etc 



;, gram, etc., 
irm prevailed 



'Tin 



nil. ale 






had 1 



for 



In.liana. lie was, however, imln.' linieclai 
legal pr..e,.,..liugJ for his recovery. He was p 
bond being furnished, he was to bo delivered, 
West lid. I. The parlies came through ; but tli 

This, of course, was prc-arrangeil hy the bondsmen, who w.nild have forfi'lied 
the laind, hut for the cfi'ort.s of L'titen Ihirber, who ably defended the ca.sc, 
and guarantucd the freedom of Khodes." 



iwnsbip; Aroma, lowii, in While lliver Township ; Omega, town, { 
verTowiiship; llu.'ua Visia,iown, in ,1a. ks.m Township; Millcrsbn 
Jackson Township; Arcadia, town. In Jacks.m Township; Ci.'.ro, 



intract of iion.lsmen, to | Adams Township; Millw 1, town, in Adams Township; Weslfield, town, in 

man, tollio amaieiucnl Washinglon Township; I.;aglelown,l.>wn, iu Wu»hingt..n Township; J..liolsville, 
agon having fallen out.' town, iu Washinglon 'I'nwnship; Cunuel, town, in Clay Township; Carnicl, 



town, in ll.'lawaro 
New llritaiu, towi 
ship; Clarksvillc, 



Olio 



Fall Creek Town 



iVI ILITARY JITSTOliY. 

COJVtJPILEID iJ'ir COL. J". 13. IDOHDaE. 



ID. 



Mn,Tn\ (■(IINTV 






TInrli.ll, lU-n 



i- l,..rel.:y uuul- ,.,• ;v,.,.k 



..Ml, Mnrh.M ;,l l.rl... 



i.r ll Iwcn ,r lli.ir pnil. 

Ilir l!..ni<l ..r ('niiMly C.mii 



Inv, ih. 






.I.r.'.l )n llicl,™,nl, lint llio f.illuwin-.nn 

Mlll.llinn nC sai.l , .I„ly, I Stl:!. ll„- :,11,.«- 

19 llioir nccrssiti.s 1 ,„„1 i,,Lh ihilcl un.lcl 

■ ■»M y l"n- iis I hey act. nx mm-Ii iifii'iil.s: Nnllcsvillo, JaiiioH U'lliicii; I on Oiiil, ? 1(111 ..flaxnl 

,11, W II I'i.kinO, \V„yi„., lUvi.l .Sicwiirci." Knmi llii« limo „i 

1 111.' 'Jiiili „l' A.i-.ist, ISIII, 111., UmnniiHsioncru nllowcil SaT.r.C, f„r isMy f.ir lli.- sui,|...rl i.r ili„»,, .I.|,.m„ 

Ciiriii-li.'.l iiii.l.r ll..' iili.ivi' i.r.kr, iin.l at the ri'"uliir «i'ssiiiit- of tlio S.'ii- 



('..iiiily. 'riiiit ."ai.l :.;^n'iils ln.|iiiri' iiilo tl.o ('.mil 
rmiiilii's, an.l r.irMi.xli tlii'ln willi hiiiIi cli.lhing ami p 



:ay« allcr, all 
l.lili.ilml a^'.. 



i. Allliat 
.Makir was 

llic sum of 



At Ihc MU'i'C'.liii- l><!i'C.iili.'i' liTin, tlio CimnisMraior 
J1,H'J2.(I.''. r.ir ri'li.'fursul.licrs' I'ninili.'.H. 

Al n NfH'cial Kcs-iimi (if CniiiMii«si.inirM' t'nurl, licM in Jnininry, l,Sli2, " K. 
K. Hull »as iipiioinli'ii n^eiil tn visit Ciiiup Wij.i.l, in Kcnl.icky, I.) rpcivo nnil 
brin^ liiinio any money llio siiljiern llicrc ini^jlit wish to atnd to thuir families, 
anil ilintributo it to llicni." 

Till! 'riiirly-iiinth Kc^iin.'lil, (hat ponljini;il at that time three cnmpnnieB 
from llatiiill.tn C'.mnly, wa-i wlalioinil at Camp \V...mI, in Kenlinly,in -lanii- 
ary, 18(j2. 



le 9.,l.li.'r.s ..r ll:..nill„n (' ily, 

an.l th.'y knew ihal the l.ive.l i.n.sat li.iuie Ken' h.iiif; l.'ii.l.'ily I'.ir.'.l r.,r. A 
slalement of lliu allowaneex iiia.le ill cii.'h term ol' thi' e.iurl, w.miI.I Miiiply 
increase the lcn;;lli of this article, an.l it is nulTieienl l.vav. ihal llaiiiillon 
OiMiiily p,ii.l r.ir r.'li.'r.ir»iil.Ii,'rV raniili,'.'. .Iiirin- lli.. war llii'"inai;nin,'eMt Mim 
of 81 I I,ll2.-p.7ri, an.l pai.! I,, vohinl.'ers an.l r.'eniil.H us Imuiilies, SJ iri.llllll. In 

to the Sanitary I'.iminisM.mer'i. Il.iw 1 h thaV was there is nn pi>»sil,l.' way 

of iiKcertniiiin^', l.ut it was very lar^e. The payni.'nis for reli.'f to s.ihliers' 
families were c.inlinued nnlil December, l.SOfi, nt whieli time S'llJ-J was nll.iwej, 
an.l that appears to ho I he last. 

Not eonlenleil with what. Ih.-y hn.l ilone iliirinj; the ael.ial exislen.'e ..flhe 
war. n.r llie .s.il.liers in the fi.'l.l nn.l ih.ir n.iioli.'s al h..ni.', Ih.' p.'„ple ..f llaniil- 




MONUMENT 

TO THE MEMORY OF THE 

HAMILTON COUNTY SOLDIERS. 

WHO SERVED IN THE WAR OF 1681-65. 

ERECTED IN THE NOBUESVILUE CEMETERY 

A. D. 1868. 

under an appropriation from the 
county commissioners (who where at that time) 
David Stewart. Conrad Beard & J.G.M^Shane. 



MirjTART IIISTOKT. 



fi.S 



■n„.,ny .. N,. 



;is u.ll :i.s (lio (l(;iil, am], widi tlic cncr;:y and !il>cralil.y 



^huinVot III width, res 
.i,x, and Tuur feel s.mar 



On llic wrcdl on (lie wpulli .^idi- i~ I 



iiii'tsi KictioiiM v^ lln; biiHC, arc llic names and rankw of all the coininis- 
i\ ollircr-i 8ii<I t'lilistcd men, living and dcail, arran^cfl in tlicir rrppcclivc 
Mzallun.s, .ninniiMKin;; with the uhle.vt. Tlio natiniial lla^ cnfi.ld» the lop 
,■ .-In.n, beantilnlly .seulpluied, almvc the spread ea-lew. The hel-ht of 

s (.r pure white iniirlile. Its cost was 8">,0IMI, wlileh Hiini was nppropri- 
|py the Cnunty OoinmlN.slonerH from tli<> e<Minty funds. It is one of tho 
iHaiiiiful ki'tU of the kind In ilie rnuntry, and is a credit not only to 
lurallly anri patriotism of the eillzins of Hamilton County, but to the 



At the dedi, 



..fel.R.,ld 



ii.ldr.w, lakiii;; for lii« snhjeet " Our iVatiunal I'nioii." In the course of hia 
r.-marka h.^ ^poke m lollows : "Tills monument is inscribed to tlic heroes of 
Hamilton County, who paltieipated in the KUppresHion of the ^reat rebellion 
of I Sill. 'J'hese liiToes enihraee twenty two oninpany organizations, rcpre- 
s.ntin- fourteen Indiana re(;imenls, as follows : TheSinth,Tliiriy-ninih, Kifty- 
s.vealh, Sixtielli, Sisty-lhird, Seventy fifth. One Hiimlri'd and First, (Ino 
llun.lred and Nevenleenlh. One Hundred and Tliirtioih. One Hundre.l and 
TliMlj-sixlli, Oni' llundre.l and I'oriy sevenlh, One Hundred and Kmy-Kiflh, 

eitl/.LMis of tilis county, who joined or^ani/ations not formed within your 
eoiinty. This is a record of wbieh you iiiiiy well bo proud, and whieli will bo 
the ndmirntitui of your posterity, lonj; after those now livin;: shall havo passed 
nwny. Hy this structure you not only rt^in-d your adtnirution of tlio virtue, 
the valor and the patriotism of your own citizens, who niNlicd to the standard 
of tho country in the hour of its Rroatest danf,'er, but you also record your 
devotion to tho Union for which ihoy fought and for which many of Iheni died." 



Col. .lames It. Black, iMaj. .lohn I). Kvans and Capt. Theodore W. McCoy 

Mr. 10. M. Jack.son, the seuljilor, and Col. James Oliricn made short 
and appropriate presentation nddrc8.scB, and Col. William Oarvcr, on behalf of 
the soldiers, spoke as follows : 

Mr. O'llricn: " The heauliful, appropriate and endurin;; memorial wbieh 
the patriotic people of Humilton County, tliron;;h their Commissioners, have 
erected to the memory of the noble men who, in the hour of the nation's trial, 
came forward and devoted their lives to their country, is ;;ralefully accepted 

by the surviving' soldiers, as well as by the friends of the livini; and d 1 

heroes. \Vc rclnrii llironj;h you, to the Commissioners and people ttf ilaniilton 
County, as well as to the builders of the monument, our heartfelt thanks." 

Mr. .lohn I'ontious then elo.sed the cen'monics with the followins ilcdiea- 
tory remarks : " This monument liavinp been presented anil accepted in the 
name of my country, and in behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County, I ilo 
s.ilem.ily dedicate this inonunient to the memory of the brave dcfcnd.T.s of our 

happincv.s of tho p>nplc of thc'ljnion. May we ever revere ond cherish their 

A short, and as concise as possible, history of each rc;;inicnt that contained 
men from this county is given, except in a few cases where the nnmher of men 
w.ia so small as to attach no general interest to the history of the organization. 
With it is given as complete a list of those who enlistol from this county as 
can be ni.ade at this time. It only contains the names of those who were 
honorably disehaiged. It can do no good to perpetuate a record that may 
have been marred hy mistake or inadvertence, as well as purposely. That the 
list is complete, is not claimed, but, where names are omitted that should be 
contained in it, it will be found on cxaniinatiiui, thai it is, in a great majority 
rd' e;uscs, the fault of the soldier, or his officer's carelessness. Where no 

stood, in all cases, that be served his full term of enlistment aiol was honorably 
discharged. Those marked as " veterans " originally enlisted in I81II, f<ir 
three years, and rc-enlistod for " three years, or during the war," between 



Dccei 



Ap, 



I8GI 



1/ 



of the 



I'rcsi. 



The Sixth Uegimcnt w.xs organized and niu> 
Cnited Slates, at Indianapolis, A|iril 25, I.Stll. 
nients organized under the 6rst call for troo|' 
7r.,tllin men. 

On the 3nih of May, the regiment left Indianapolis for tho 
flict in Western Virginia, via Cincinnati and Tarkcrsburg, 

It arrivcil at Webster, West Virginia, on the 2d of J 

the bottle of I'liillippi, the first action that took place iluring the war of th 
rebellion. 

It then returned to flrafton, where it was made part of the bripole cou 
manded by Gen. Thomas A. Morris, and parlieipaled in the march to l.auri 
Hill and the engagement at Carrick's Kord, where the rebel (icneral (larnct 
was killed on the 12tb of July. The term of enlistment having expired, th 
regiment returned to Indianapolis, August 2, and was finally discharged. 



for 



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nioi II. Drvan. .1 


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Wllhnm 1 


ui„|,ion. .S-a( 


in C. 


ilale, .lai 


cs 


11. I'.aln„. .1 








l->,iaBloo, 


Wesley Ks 








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<'. 1' 


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I'l lolke 


V. .leloi II 




hn II 


Graves, 


.1.. 




e, .M 




n Hooper 


.lohn MolI'man. .lohn III 


alor, .Mai, Ion II 




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Man 




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n.onbaoKli 


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nils. .1 


MIC 


» A. Dwon. 






k. I'ickeroll, Silas .1 


Plekcrell, H 






ell, 





Isniic N. rmelor, Tlioinns A. Ilambo, John llansom, llirain Iteady, Henry Unynolds, 
tMwftr'l K. Scott, t'lmrles Hcoll, Aaron Bliocmakor, Oporge 0. Stark, WlllUra W. 
Sieplichson. Ivan Stc»arl, (loorge \V. Stilolv Kinsley Warren, Edward R. Weseott. 
-John R. Wheeler, Thomas Wlllinnn. 



niSTOUY OF IIAMII/rON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



cMi,- jiMr, on till' mil ..r .Mnv, ISi.l. On ihc ll;li ..I" ,Iiinc i( Icfl li,.|i;ni;,|.- 
..li- ali.l w.nl U, lOvnnsvillc. nml was j.la.v.l ,m -uani .luly -M ihni |.|:n'<-. and 
rrniain.-.! ll„Tc unlil llu' I S(li nf Jul;)-, wIm'Ii il wiis tran^nTrcil l„ lln' scrvi,-,- 
..r III.' Inii..! Siat.^s fur Ihc uncxpiri'J iinrlion nf its (.'ini nf (•nli.s(Mioiil. On 
il„- i;:'..! ..I' .luiv il». 'IVcini. Icll KvanHvillc. ami pr.imalca l.y rail lo .Samly 
11. .„k, M.I. jiisl l.,.l.,w an.l across llio l'ot..ma,- liivcr fr..ni llari.rr's I'Vrry, 



a,np lor ...M 
I., b.. .m tin 



.M.irvl.in.l ll,a;;liN. 



' .~l.lo of tlio !■. .ac, 



William M \VI 



,Mi..i»oMri, fr.. 
It llion rolnr 






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vi .'.n.l llni.. 


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V,,7-... lUiv.'i' h. Va/.i.i Cily, 



..Mr 111.' Itlii,. 
•y '■<■ KimI 



„(■ ll.'l, Calil.v, 



Klin, an.l Call.' 



.".ij... I, |.:,r: This rc^inii'iil was or-aiiiicl at .\n.|.Ts..n, on tli,; llllli of ,\i.-lisl, IStll, 
* iii.i-s, I with Asl.iiry Stirl.i as C.ilon, 1, iin.l on llic I lllh of ( Klolior ttvnl l.y rail l,i 

i;';',,!^"',,','," ' .IcIVersonviUo, in.l, wliorcil rcinaiiicl In camp nnlil NnvemlnT 1 .■>, when il 

, M '.,.'.. I wiis orclcrcal 111 New llavon, Ky., ami nn Ihc Ulh of IJcocnilior was ordcrcil 

.1 ir.s.I.'i'ii'i' ' from Ihat place In Camp WicklilTc, in iho n.iinn Stnic, rcjiainin;; ihcre unlil 

.InmbTown- [ ihc "th nl I'Vhniarv, 18li2. anil ih.'n inoveil lo Orcon Itivcr. On ll.c Hlli of 



■lolih K. .Meridian. prom.,lc.l l„ Kir,l'l.iri,ttn«nl ..f Thlrl^-nlnlh ilr„i„irnl, Ang. ^'•■■^'"•"y '" """ '"•'''''"' <" '""'I' '" '1"' <»0»t\< of Halt Uivcr, nhoul Iwci.ly 
'i l'*''!- I miles below houisvillc, on ihc Ohio llivcr. On urrlvini; nl lliol point the 



Mir.lTAUY HI.STOKY. 



66 



iirty 



iiirlli, Willi ;i iiuiiibcr of utlicr 
river (o C'liiro, iiiiJ from tlicrc 
wsi.s readied on the 'M 'li»v of 
bcsie^in;; New .MnJriil nt tlie 
[ ii) tlie timvcniciits ineidcnt lo 
eiieTiiy h;(viii;j cViieuiited the 



wliioh 



iis,.r I 



down iIr- Ohio. The next, dny, ihc 
re;:irMCiils, wus ordi-rcd to keep tin down Ih 
wi,H ordered lo New Miidrid, Mo., whieh pl,i 
Miireh. The Kederal tmopa were en(;ii;;eil 
lliiic, nnd the Thirty.rourth to.ik nn aelive p 
the »ie-e until the 14th of Mareli, when, tl 
phiec, the re-inieiit wa« ordered to St. .Mcrriwethe 

were jOaucd in position on the ni>;ht of the ITtlh. 
position held \,y the re^-iuient wa.s altaekeil by tin 

the loss of one of his fiiin-ho.ats. The .■^ceurin^' of that po.sitlon cut off llic 
cnenij's retreat from Island No. HI and was the eansc of the capture of the 
entire force at that place, a few ilajs later. The regiment returned to New 
Madrid on the 7th of April, and remained there until June 11, with the 
exception of a few days that were occupied in a movement that resulted in the 
capinre of Kort I'lllow. On the Ifilh of June, the re;;iinent entered the City 
of Memphis, and remuinc-d there until the litilh, when It endiarked on a steani- 
lioal nnd passed up AVhitc River lo Aberdeen, Ark., bavin;; joined Co!. 
Kileh's llriKado nt ihe month of the river. The command disembarked on 
the Hth of July, and <hi the ni-ht of the 'lib, en-a;;ed the eiLcmy ten nnlcs 
from Abcrd.en. and drove him back lo Huvall's lilnlT. Ittben marched to Clar- 
endon, atid. re cmbarkin-, slcame.l for Helena, where it arrived on the 1-lth. 

expeditions a;;ainst the enemy. One tif the most Important of tbe.se was the 
cbarln-of Viizoo I'ass of Iho heavy limber which the enemy bad billed into 



were furiously attacked, and were finully Burrounded and forced to surrender. 
The los-s to the re;;linenl. In killed and wounded nnd prisoners, was eighty- 
two. Soon after, the ri'^imcnt fell back to lirazos Santiago, from whence it 
moved np the Ulo tjrunde itiver, to llrownsvillc, where it remained until the 
lUth of June, when It marched 2iil) miles up the llio Grande to Ringgold 
Barracks. Ileinaining there a few d.ays, on the 2 lib of July it commenced lo 
retrace Its steps, and relumed to Drownsville, where it rcinalncd on garrison 
and post duty until the .'Id of I'ebruary, Ifl'ill, when it was mustered out 
of ihc service, and started for Indianapolis, where It orrivcd on Ihe 18th of 
February, and was finally discharged from Ihc .wrviec on the l'.Hh. 
TbcThirtyfourlh was the last Indiana regiment lo bo discharged. 



Firal i 



I Second LiculenMl. 



10 di. 



Moving forward with Ihc army, the r, -i nt p.,rl i, ip,,l. ,1 in llie siege of 

Vieksborg, until Its final surremler, .hi the ith of July, L.^iiig tbirleen men 
and olheers in killed and wtmndtnl. It then marched lo Jaeks.m, Mis.s.,^ 

Hien in killed'and wouiide.l. Reluming lo VIcksbnrg .s.mn alter. It .■iid.arkeil 

Seplember, at which time it moved lo Itrashear Cily. While there, it took 
part In the Hanks eipcditiim up the Ti!cbc, as far as Opclousas. On the 
return march, it engageii Ihc enemy a'. Carrion Crow IJayou, on llie .'Id of 
Noveinher, after which it proceeded to New Iberia, where it remained until 
the null of I)cei:mber. While there, llll) of the regiment rc-cnlislcd, as vet- 
erans, tm the ir.tb of December, IHIi:!. On the 2:id of Ueccmber, ,it cm- 
harked on a Kleimier for I'ass Cavallo, Texas, rcaebing there January ?, l.'-flil, 
nnd remained in that vicinity until the 21st of February, when it returned lo 
New Orletins, stopping there until the 2ilth of Martli, when It Blarled for 
Ilnlhinapolis. on a veteran furlough of thirty days, renching that place on the 
1st of April. Itcturnlng to the field, the Thirty-fourth was placed on duly 
at New Orleans until the l.Stli of IJcccmbcr, when It embarked for Brazos 
Santiago, Texas. The Thirty-fourth fought the last balllc of the war of the 
Kebcllion, on the Kilh of May, ISfi'i, at Palmetto lianche, adjoining Ihe old, 
battle field of I'alo Alto, of the Mexican war. 

Two hundred ami fifty of the regiment fought 5110 of the enemy, niounlcd, 
with a battery of six field-pieces, driving thein three miles in the spico of 
three hours. Kinally, the enemy securing a favorable position for their battery, 
poured a destructive fire into the ranks of tho regiment, nnd compelled 
the main body to fall back, leaving companies "B" and "K" behind as 
Bkirmlshers to cover Ihe moremcnt. These two companies, being unsupported, 



TIMnTV-M.NTII Ul.tM.MKNr— (Kl.lllTIl CA VAl.H V )— Til KKK-VK.Vns SKilVlrli;. 

The Thirly-ninlh Iteginienl was organi/.ed tus an Inninlry icgiinent, on llie 
2'.>th of August, ISIil. at Indianapolis, with Thtunas J. Harrison, of Kokomo, 
as Colonel; h'lelder A. Jones, of Seymour, as Lieutenant Colonel, nnd John D. 
I'jvtms, of Ni'blesvllle, :is Major, and, ini the Itth of September, was ordered 
lo j.roeeed to Kentucky. It was one of the first Union regiments to enter that 
i^tate, its claim lo neutrality having been ri'specteii until tho rebels, under 
tJeii. Muckncr, commenced making efforts lo seize the Slate Dovcrumcnt 
anil turn It over lo the so-called Confederate liovernnient. I'lissing through 

the line of llie LuoisMllr ,V N.isbnll.' Itailroail, and rcmaimil there unlil the 

„r lice, inl.er. tin ibal d.iy, it marched with the division of Gen. A. iMcil. 

Kiv.r, arriving there on the ITlli of Pceeinbcr, having been engaged, with 
other troops, in rehnildliig bridges that had been destroyed along the lino of 
Ihe railroad by Ihc rebels, as they retired before the ailvanee of the Union 
troops. The rciriincnl remained at Munfortlsvlllc, engaged in camp ami gunrtl 
duty, until the ITtli of I'Vbruary, l.Si;2, when It, with the rest of Ituell's army, 
inarched t« Nashville, Tenn., hailing rrei|ucnlly on the route lo repair Ihc 
railroad, where it bail been destroyed by the eii'-niy. On the 1st day of 
March, the Tliirty-niiilb. lircd nnd fool-sore from the march, reached Hldge- 
ficld, on the opposite bank of the Cumberland liiver from Nashville. It 
remained there until March 1, when, with il.s division, the Second Division of 
the Army of the Ohio, crossed the Cumberland, and, marching through Nash- 
ville, went into camp five miles south of the city, on the Franklin pike. It 
lay there unlil March IG, when it moved south to Columbia, halting Iwo days 
on the way to rebuild a bridge ncnwa Buthcrford's Creek, that had been dc- 
btroyed by tho enemy, and reached Duck River, oppo.sitc Columbia, on tho 
20lb. Here they also found all the briilges destroyed, nnd, as the river was 
very high, it could not b.^ forded. Work commenced at once to build new 
bridges, and one was erected on the piers of the old turnpike bridge, and a 
pontoon bridge was thrown across the river, enabling the whole army to cro.sH 
on the 31st. On the next day. the army marched for Savannah, A Bliiall 
town on llio Tennessee Biver, scvcnty-fivo miles southwest of Columbia. Tho 
progress was slow and the mareb difficult. The road passes through a very 
rough, hilly coiiolry, often following for miles the bed of a mountain stream. 
Heavy rains had rendered ihc streams difficult lo ford, but perseverance and 
energy triumphed over all obstacles, and, on the f)th, the command encamped 
within Iwcnty-ono miles of Snvnnnah. The next morning, as the Iroopa were 
leaving their bivouac, di.stant reverberations broke upon the ear, sounding like 
ihc inntterlng of distant thunder ; a halt— a brief silence— and tho sound, Bwelling 
with iacreascd Tolumc, and echoing through Ihe mountainB and valleys, 



IllSTOKV OK lIAMII/rON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



IN puvMl.K- Inr Mi.l.ll.' T,niM-HT 

nil,- „l N:,>livill.' ni, (he Tdi of 
■'I "' .Mu,r,v,.,-1„„„, .1 1 ,l,irly 



Ml .11 .l;,,l,n..k :;m Ml- II. 



„■«■ NUI.pIv l,:,.l I..I. 
|llUllM,n|,S WcrVIMi 

Till' li.l;.l l"ss III- 

Till' i;.ii..wiii- 1.1 



ill llll. Ill-l.l, ill.' 

Ki;;li(li Civiiliv. 



Ul- « lnarilii-.l i ^irl.v p.ir;illd rnn.i-, |-|v.|iionlljr williin liiMliii- uf ra,l, 

ulliiT, und cirli sliiviii;^ In rciul. tile eovcli'il f.M,al in n.lvanrii ,.1' llit-ullirr. 

Ilui'll came nut. uhcud in llie fjriMt riu:i>, leaeliiii;; iiuiiisville on llie 2S|li of 
S'|.(cmlier, ami, fitiiliiiK » liir;;e niiiiibcr of new re^'iinenf lliric n.i ro-rnl'.ircc- 
Mionls, turne.l .ili.unil, nnil, .in tlic I.-^t iif Oeli.li.r, nmrelied in pur.Ni.il .,f 
llrn-n- 'I'lie Tliirly.iilnll, wns in tlic division eonilniinded liy (Ion. .1. W, 
Sill, and niarclicd llirougli Kninkl'url, l.awrenceliur;;, IVrrjvillc, lliirrodslmrg, 



soiiu l!nid "—It sliMuld lie the " Harrison liaid"— inin .Mnlmn.a, intended (o 
eiit the riiilri.a.l Ira.lin.u' n-on. Oe.irj;ia to Alabama and Mis<is.«l|.|ii, at Opelika. 
The coinnniiid lePt Deealnr, Ala., .July I", nee.i,ii|ili.«lied the work it 
w:ia designed to, and, with trifling loss, reaeheil Matiellfl, Oa., inside the 



MILITA UY niSTOliV, 

liMl'iliI unil nmlrd a bri^-ailc of llio I'licMiiy, on llio Coos.i llivcr, Inkinp innny j clinri;cil. 

prlsoiior.H ; nnil, in n npiriti'il nctiim at Cliodiow l!riil;;c, in nn iittiick made l)y Tlio Tliirly-niiilli, cillicr as nn iiifunlry or cavalry roi;iint'nt, nmdc 

till- ri'^'inii'nt, (lio enemy ivas badly wliipped. On (lie 2Tlli "f .luly, llie Tliirly- j itself n record llial. any one lliat ever lii'lini;;ed to it may well bo proud of 

niealioriH of iho rebel nrniy. J^eavinj; Marietta, tbe eotnmand erossed liio | ' i"'""' ^;'"'|"*"' ." . ** J*," *.'.,'; "'«ij:npil . Uy in. '**''-• 

Obattaboocbie Hiver, nt Itivcrton, and moved rapidly on I'alinello Station, on ' iin.>. r, i.m^m.^ i M-.r.li l.i. 1ki„i. 

(lie West Point roail. There it destroyed n seelion of tbe railroad track two i I'.hhii.iI Mn.Kr,„«-Williaii. A, Waihwri^lo, William K. Manl.v, 

dred bales of cotton, dostroycrl two railroail trains, burned ji train of I'mir t">i|>iiuii— \\ illion Nenl. n-ii:iir.l .in nv -'o. 1Ht,L'. 

tioM and a ».,„! ,lc.il of traelt bavin- boon dostr",yed, and Slonenian not ' ' ^.'r^^v',- , I v, , , ' . ' 

puttin- in an appearane.n, ibo command started nortbwaril, but liaind itself i Ij",'',',',,';,',"'' ' "■' ~ " ' " ' " ' ' 

surrounded by a superior force of tbe enemy. Aft^-T n luimlier of rapiil m ivo- *'"i\ lU ,i.w,|mi Niihc. |>iMir t i n-i l.icairniuii : .I.i^iali W. Itrakp. Vetera 

tnenis, tlie crimmand finind itself at Newman, on tbe West Point road, sur- i ■ "^•'I'li ' ■ 'o i-^"hi, 'it- i ot;'' "i in „r i t im<,_' i.,i- rliHai)ilii_v : tiili.en ,\|, ciiii,,! 

rcmmlcd by a force of cavalry and infaniry, tbiit were determined on a fi-bt, I u ,'.|,",'', '. .iVJ im,'v"V''----\,,rai'iii'o'i"iyT Jl^^'ora"'Ve^^^ So\ 

Tbo prisoners tliat bad been c'lptnreil were releas,.d. ,\ d.'sj.cr.iie ebnri'c was | Ky., \"ve.„i,cr^ii;. isiii. ^ ^ 

ninde, tbo enemy's lines broken, and the cmnmiel reinrord to .Mari.Ha. bav- ; N„vr,M'l',''''irisi.r''"'" ' "' ' "" "' """' ■'"'""'■ ''""' "' '"'"''"'""■ •*■ 

in;; lost ".(10 in ].ri.«oner8, in (llu cnKil^■e1nent nt .\e«iian. On tbe I.Sib of | \y.,^„n.'i -I .y Itnn-, ,.iri„i. 

An-ust ibe ■I'birty.T.intb. under eoinmanii of (ieii. Kilpatiiek. composed a | |„.o,„',',i;,!l"'','"M7.','','i \h\'lir<''!'y""-i'Turt''l,^.,7ry^^ 

part of anolber rai.lin- eolnmn. i it. Ce.k. v. i.i m ,,,.,. I ■,,,.,„,■ I 1 > n ' - .- > . irr ,n':' .' '' "^r' K,!l!"! 

On (bat day, Kilpalriek, with bis eonimand, da>bed out from bis camp at 1 l'!"ZA^''l.ioi\\ Zl'' ^"\]uy".'. '.i i'^:"i"<'\! "''.^''\i ,'','■', "„'",'";■,'"'" 

San.ltown to the West Point roa.l, an.l broke it near rairburii, an.l llienee ' ,L,"i" n.vu,lr,..ZZr .-,,,, ,.'„.' \ i, ,. u - '/, : ' ' ,"' ■,'" ,".",",,' i ""';„,,,I',; 

ofOen. Hos.s. Tbis was literally ridden down. Tbo Tbirty-nintb was in l^rfr:,^"''>'u'Zl7'\"/\'Z.uy''.r,Zr!,:'.''i\:u'''Z Z"\'Lm 

advatiee. iinil leil tbe cliar;;e, eapturiiiK (wo pieces ..f ardlli'ry ntid fmir batlle. |'.','',',''^"V '.'",'",',!'., ' T,' " V " ' 7 ''.',,'„ ".i7 'i.i 'c' ' " "■"'"i 

attacked by a superior force of cavalry ao.l iolaolrv, wb.n lb,., „n,n.aiel drew » '" " ' --•cmt!'"' '"""'"" '"■|""" • ' ""T ' 

oir in tbe direction of Mcl)onon;;l,. Il ll.en made a cireuil lo l,„v,,i..y ii , 7 ',, ' , / ^' V777"'iri'iV!'7,l ''T'lsiT ■"' ''*'''' 

same force it bad Icli al .loM,-i„,ro. IVneninL- lliat liewas in io.min.Ll "'''7 ■' ,, i '77„ , , ', , 7 ',.'.'. ',',,' " 7 ' ,'7m'"|'i,','i;.'"'|",7" 

danpT of Ivin;; snrr.ouid.al. Kilpaliiek ,l,:n-,d lb ivalry and oil bi- way '' ^ — ' . ••'"<'■■' '■•■■ '■ •' ' i '- '■ .'77 ,1, Itnl„',';7"l7l 

c Id noteneuud.cr bimsiOf with all biseaplivr.. aod l„,,ie_-lil in luil srv^olv | \\'<nr!.u l 777, ,7i7'i77'. i' 7„'i7' i l',' I -, ■' 7 7 7 '7' '';7'" 

men, tlircc lla;;s and one picT of arlill.Ty 'i'l on„,uel n n.|orM.-,l h, ' 7'^7'i ''7 ' 7 77 .''"7"i' 7",'" 777"'i ' "'I 77-'" ', ' r- 

iiecamr. Tbe Tliiity-nintb wasen^aKcd al ilie battle of .l,,or.l„,n., „„ ilo- ; 7,',77''., i.'77" !'r'\7. M,'7777'.'," 'i , I, 7',hi!"''"'' '"'' 

1st of September, ami in a number of skirmisbeslbatfoUowol the eapion. of ',''; '■'7|' " " ' " ' ,', , ' ' ' ' •' i".In'-i 

A(lnnt.-i. it was al.s.i actively cn-aiied in the niovmcnts mad., l.i ll„. I'm,,,,, i7,'7,,'h . ' /;. '7 " , 7 , ' ' ■' ' i ,,i„i,iy. 

army, ari,.rtb,.n.l„.l army, under Hood, bad pass,al aroun,l its r,7lil and vv,,s ' ■n. . , i ..' , L-.,i,',l„y 

iryinu t, k,' ils way maabward. II 1 bavio- e,-osscd lolli.' ,.,,rll, si.l ' [ li 7u,I J 7'7777! 7,' 7 ■ 7' . 7 '77 ''7'' 

ll„. T.a,i„-s,.e Kiver, be was 1,.|| to lb,. t,a,.lrr m,T,-i,.sor 'I'b.onas' v,.|,o-ans. : »" '■■'"' •■ -i ,(.,1,,, 

ami Sl„.,n,,,o turm.d ba.-k lo Allania lo , pl,.|,. bis arrane,.M„.nts b.r tbe j 11','!.'','' ,'\ '7''7'7 : '. : i ' ' .. '' . ' 7.''.l7',i„l„y 

• ,Mnr.b toll, c Sea." 'i'l.,' Tbirty-nintb was a part of lb, ■ ,avalry e,in,l,ian.l, | I" ' ' : . ih,>.''''' 

ui,.l,.r eommaml of (ieu. Kilpatrbk. ami partiiipat,,! i,i all th,' movenwnts of ,77,7"7i ' , , ' i ,, , . , , ", , ,7: „r .,„ ,„,,, 

ballb's au,l skirmisbes at Waynesboro ltuckbead"(:hur,.b, llrown's ('m-s. ' ,^',7,'7'7', 7,77!'77.''r |7",'„ ,,". ' i ' ' ■ i,'!7„'77v. 

iloails, l!,.ynobls' Kaim, Aiken, Hen(onvillc, Averysbor„al,d Halcbjb. loll,,. ' '' '' ''• ^■■' ■ '''■' i K.v, ' 

cnp,pn,cnt nt Aveiysboro, tbe r,.pm,.nt, nmb-r eomn,an,l ol Col. ,I„n,.s, lh,'7^l!777' !7 ','7, ,7 7 ' 7 7 , 7 ' '77 '"""' 

■I'l'"lj-"i"ll>l" •"■ In that en,.o,ml,.r. .1 loM,i;,n,. „ kill,.,l au,l ll,i,ly- j .'i:'!'..'!,: ", 7 I „' 7. 7,;, 7 ! 7,',' ■,■,"7;', 

A ,lcln,.bmenl of lb,, reyimcnl b.nil been l,.|l in Teinnwee, an,l it, in tbe I ,,'',77' 7,7! 7'7i',!' l' '^''"'T.' '|7,'ii "' '■'■■'■''";'.^' '■""' 

m,.anwbil,., was en^n,;;,.,! in n,aintaiuin;; (l,e r,.putati„n of tbe l.e;;i,n,.nt. It , /,7„„. M,7v.'.l7'.'l l„.er„,l,eV 4. 'iwil. at l,..,ii.vmr. Ky. 

dislin^;niNbc,l ils.-ll'in a li;;bt will, tbeen,.n,y's ,.avalry, ui„l,.r (.„n iml ilfOen. I ^"il,^, V„! i!. r 7'i„''l"^\ ,'I','mi7? ■•'!'' I'si'i"',,'!',.*"'!''^^!'''''! 

Wb,.,.|,.r, n,.ar Franklin, Tcnn, Novi.mla'r ill, IHCl, and wiib anotlicr rebel ' i7 7!: - "77,, 7"7 , 7' '7!77 *.!! .7'i 'n'! ,, 7"7 i 77':77 „,, i:,.i. , ii„,,„„ 

< n,and, under Porn'sl, m.ar Pulaski, a fVw days belorc. [ 1;;77, ' ,,'7 7 '', ' '"'' " ' 7 '' ' ','7;;"''« 

On tbe L'lllb ofbVbrnary, lSi;.-,,tbeveleransof(licThirdIn,liana(;avalry, I I.' ', ' ,' '' ' '"' ' ''''»" 

,.xpir,.,l, were (r,n,sn.rr,.il to Ibe 'I'liirtli-nintb, a,„l r,„,ainc,l will, it until it . l7,, . I ' , , ., . , > 7.i7.„|I,7la„,e;'l 

wa.s mustcrcl nut of (lie service. 7;",',, '. ,,,',, , '' , 7, , , 7 " "'■'«!";/• ""i'" 

Tin. re..;iinent bad a spirited little 0^1, t on the I Itb of .\pril. I Si;,',, at : (i7,'7. k .. . ■ , ,7 ' ., h „„ >i,., ,.. "n, ' 7"'TI,..7'a''» .Si'enrc" 

.Morrisvillc, iV. C, and tbat was Ibe List acti,.n tbat ocenrrcd in Nortli Caro- ; ■'""'7^7,'l"7 7 ' i ''"''' ''''"""I"'"". '"'""* ^' l-'i"'^. l-;nnch Tho,n(, 

lina (lurid;; tbe war. All military operations ceased tbe next day, pen, lin;; tbe ' l.rvi It I'.. ■ , s, iKr,:(, for disabililT. 

ne;;oliatiims between Ocn.s. Sbcrman and .lolinston, wbieb en,le,l in tbo sur- I i)l,vrrl>-.. ,,.„,,,, ,, , 

rcnd,.r of tbo entire army eommau,l,.d by .lolmslon, on tbe 2.-|tb of April. j .'iinl7,17,l,',l.^,7 .1,- '7,r7' i7\,',BM's7lI"'lw'.;!v^rr7l 

Tlic regirm-nl remained on il,i(y in Nordl Carolina until the 2(1(b of , luly, ;!'"'.'■''"' .I^l'lo'ly.s. lransr,.r,c.l lo Vcir,„n lle.rrTe i'„r|,.. 

when it was muslcrcd out of the service, and soon after left for Indi.in- ' John (I. Ilraiinn diet Novcial.rr li'i'wi" m u.nUiii'r'Kv • ■ 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



Iiii I'. M.CIrll.in.l. pr.Miiul. 
Alfrn.l .1. Koilnrr. prr,m..l 






Tuiiii W Tlinip, IMwiir.l O, Hnlliici-. prmiioli-.l Srrp'i 
ernn ; l>avi<I Wrtunir. (Inrry WorMiog, \VilliBtii K. VVl 
O. Wftll, NiclioUft WftinscoU. 



llccriiila— CroJovril 1 



:iiiLrrAKY iiistohy. 



rl Uii;;l(>r; ilmry lloincySr,, 






Snmiirl F. Iloxlh. promnlc 
J. Pnncrsun. Iransrcrrcl 1 



The KiOyHrvciidi H 
imIohmI inin tlip s.Tvii 
i;i. A few ,].,yH .ifi.' 



ovrrl.mk him M C'lmpliii's Mills rir:,r IVrryviilc. Ky., on the R(h nf 
Oolnhcr; IJni.-,- nltack.'d Hii.'ll .,t nncc, nnd a blooHy hut indecisive 
liiilllo was Toufiht. The Firty-sovenlh, altliough natively en^nj;ed, sufTcred 
hut slight hisH ; Brii^-'; cniilintied his relrciil, Huell jiressin;; close in hi< 
rear, until he reiieiied Cumherland (Jiip, when, il. hee..niin- evident that 
NKshville wilh its store of supplies, wouhl he his nest ohjectivo point, 

.13 rapidly ns possible for Nashville, T.Min.,.via liowlini; (ireen, Ky. The 
l-"il>y.sevenlll reached Nashville aliout the 1st of Hcecniher, and remained in 
eamp near there until the movement on MiirlVeeshorn, that was occupied 
by Ur.a;;^', whieli resulted in the hallle of .Stimc Itiver, eoniuienced on the 'Jllth 
of December. At that battle the re_:;iineut distin-ruished itself by its cotdiirss 
and hard fi^'btin^', ntid lost in killed nnd wouncleil, seventy-five out of three 
hundred and fifty eo;;a-ed. Col. Ilines ond I.ieut. Col. I,entiard, were both 

Kroin that time, nntil the liftli of .June, the refjimeiit was enj:a;red in camp 
duty, driilin:;. ami an oecasiiual scout. On that date, it ni.ivcil with (he rest 
of the army (Ml the Tullabcnna campaign, which resulted in lira^'^ with bi.s 
nrniy hein^' frrced to evaenalc Middle Tennessee, and fall back into Chatta- 
noo-a, and the I'ifty.seventh went into camp at IVlliam, in th,. valley of Kik 
iiiver, until the Itllh of Aii-usl. Hurinj; the eampai-n wbi.di re.-iilted in the 
capture of (■|,:,iiri„n..LM ...id tl... l.iMle of Chiekamau-a, lien. Waaler's ifri- 
^'ade, to wliiili llie fil':v - v. .,il, u,i~ altached, operated on the north side of 

the Tennes-.-. .,|.|...Mt,> ll.^.n;.. _• , On the evacuation of that pla.v-, Wnf;- 

ner's liriLra.le e...,-.,! il.r ri\( r ...nl i....k posse.ssi.in of the town. On the ."ith 

the r.V-im.nl u..s pi.,,, d ..n .l.ily as provost ptard. It re.uaine.l on 'that 
duty until .1 l.w.l.iys oelore the battle of Missi.m I!i.l^-e, in which action 
il w.is e,.n~pien..iis f.,r bravery nnd -..oil eon.liiet. Iiiimediat.-ly aft.r the 
bailie of .Mi^si.m liid-e, the I'ifly-.sevcnlb marehe.l with it.s divisien (.^..e.md 
l>ivisi,..n of I'onrth Corps) to the r.dief of Gen. Hnrnside, who, with 
bis little army, was besi.-.sl by th.' eocmy at Ku...Kville', Tenn. The eampai._-n 
in Kast Tennessee, .lurin- the wint.T of ISll:! and 1811 1, w,-,.s pr.ibably iim- 

rinv-s,.v,nlb ba.l ils full sh:i,v. 



;ib ..r I 
Th,. 1-. 



line full. 
On the ; 



rl at ..n.'c ill lb.' Allan 
ossil.l.', in th.' liuiils of 
battles and skirmishes. 



vlii.d 



I the I 



,iy,amll 



.\ni.. 



-ht of 






slow, ami only remhe.l Den.'i 
of April. The pri'vious day 

the war had ra-ed oil day with prcp.m.h'rancc of success mi tl..- si, I,. ..f ll. 

Army of the Ohio, nndiM- Hen.ral Huell, turn.'.! the li.b' of vi.L.ry, iiml 
r.suli.d in a eriisbin^r d.di-at of Ibe rebel army. The divisi.m to wliieli Hi 
j.'ifty-Beventll bel.m^o.d did Il..t r..aeh th.. l.attle.|i..l,l iiiilil Ihe li;;liliii^. w,i 

iiMni.sli,il,.ly, nnd the l.'ifly-ieveulb was en-a-e.l in the duties iti.'hlciil theri'lc 

until th.' evacuation of thai post by tli.' ribel army on lli 

dnysufier th.' l.'iHy s.'V.'Ulii, with the division to which it was nllaih.'.l, I 

in (he direction of ,S(evcns..n, Ala., reaching tli.'re nb.ml the 1st ..f.I 

remoinint; there n short time, when it was ordered int.i Mi.blle Te 

Krom that time until Ihe 1st of .^.'ptember, the r.'gluiinl was en-aL-.'.l i 

iloly. ""'1 "" "' in'4 cxpediti. 

ville, HiilTeiin^ but few losses, 



the re^im.'iit 
On the 2.-.II 
in fronl ..f 



.iky l''ai'.' Ili.lL-e, ()e..i-ia, on May II. On llie l.'ith ..f .N|ay, 
< b,.lly .•,i.-,_-,'.l, I,., in- b.'.ivily in killed and w..ui,.l,,l, ,ii,„.n^. 

i.ennar.l. a brav.- an. I a.'..'..mplisli,'.l elhcr of .lisliimui,,|i,.d 
uorlally woun.l. .1. a.i.l .11. .1 ,m the field. On Ihe 17lh of May, 
s a-nin eli^a-.'.l in th,- sIi.hI bill hitt.'V eonlesi at Adnirsvillc. 

May, nl New II. .p.. Churcb, ihe re-ir 



iilcut thereto, nud Capl. .Stidh. 
May. A few I the works of thi 



but was not |.ii-;,^;eil until May 27, when it met 
'piilsed the eni'iny. It was under fire ei.nlinnallv, 
lie :i, lesiiiK a liii'L'e numb.'r of men. In the leri^i- 

'.I nr..nii.l K. saw Moniitahi, the l.'iny.sevenlli was 

lly. I.i.'.lt. Ili'iv/..'ll was killed on the ISih of .liine, 
Meiil. Callaway on the :.':ld. In the assault made on 
on tlii''J7th of June, In front of Keiiesaw, the rej;!- 
skirmish line In cover the ndvnuce of (he assanltin^- 
iho Fourth Corps, and ils Iosh wns very heavy. At Ihe batde of 
Creek, on (he 20th of .Inly, it was ngnin on the skirmish line, Imt 
ate in ineclitif,' with only sliuhl lo.ss. I.'roin llint time until the '-Tilil 
Iho vicinity of Tnllahouin und McMinn. of August, it was en.u'n-ed in th.' ardu.ms duties incident to a sie-e in front 
^dcrgoing severe hardships, nnd niakinj; j of Atlanta. It lo.ik part in ihe (lank uioveiueni which rcsiillcl in the evneiia- 
I li.m of Atlanta, ami ihe hiitlle of .lonesbnro on the lllst of Au-nsl, after whieli 
it rellirned lo the viiinily of Atlanta. On the lib of October, (he Kiny- 
sevendi, with Its division, maribed in pursuit of the rebel General Hood, who 
with bin army had passed nround the flank of the Union nriU|y nnd was mak- 
ing his way northward. Iluod, under the impression that Sherman with his 



On the 1st of September it marched back wilh the rest of the nrniy to 
Iiouisvillo, Ky. Oon. Itraj;;,', iho commander of the rebel army, by this 
movement wn-s foiled in an nltempt to transfer the so.it of war from lliii hanks 
of the Tcnnea.see to the h.inks of the Ohio. Only two days nf.er his 
arrival at Louisville, with his nrniy liir^;ely re-cnnireed. Gen. Huell turned 
upon llragg, ond lie rulrealcd in the direclioii of Cnniberhinil (lap. Huell 



nrmy was hein;; withdrawn frm 
I the norlhenslcrn part of Ahih 



heart of the confedt 






c, and iSlicriiian wilh 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



I:,k.' .-iirr .if II 



.ll-MM M IIUMI. .>!' Il.i 



iM p,rn,il, uiilll li.' hii.l .■n.-.-,.,l llir •|'n,iiovs«. llivrr. Thr 
<'d «t lluhl!.vilh', AlnlMMi:!, nn.l r< in:iiri('<l (Ihii' uiilil April, 



„lv, vvh, „ il W;,s „r,l,.' 



, On,, .Imic IH. IHOt. 



lisaMiily : (IcorgpTclcr 
M A. WnTitl.M, I.rrojr V, 



I Trimble, (liKilmrjictl May ! 



ilisclinrgp-t .Iniiiiary :t, )8f'i'J, for 'llHiiliilily. 



of I'ol. 
.n, Krni 



,ky, ,1,0 Six,)-. 



hil.'.s 



t in,p.,^-,,l,l, in.Mls, ,M, tl„. I.-,||, ,.r .Mnr>-h. Il then inar,l„.(l lo 

■ ■l. Mil li. hnr ,.n llu- l.sl „r April, limrilinl t.. iiiiirs <ii.p, 

ri' il «;is ;i.s-imiL.I In llio,<i Ill ]!ri-,iil.', Tliird Divisinn of tho 

rd Annj C.rpH. On llic -Mil nf April it iniirdicil in (In' ilin-ilinn 
rn, liinnin;; ihn liriil-r.i niiil ili-slrojin;; llu- (rack of lln- TnuH-.^.'C 
li:illrn;,il fnr uinn.v mill's. On llm 28lli it rcluniod lo liiillV (lap, 

lin Ihi' nriny In llir vii-inity uf Chiiltiinoo^'ii, llinl wna about lo rnlir 
inia cnnipai^'H. Tin' 'rwonl^'lliiril Corps cITiTlcil i\ junclinn willi 
I Claj', (!a., i.n llu- llli of May, On the M, anil 
I'll a piisillou nn tl.o loa of (ho line of tlio Union 
I Itni'ly l''aco Hiil-c, losiu- two kilK'il ami four 
I.' tlu' ro-inii'nt moved tlirongli f^nako Crock Oap 
;cnn'nt at that plaeo on llic Mill, llie Sixty-third, 
ir;.'i' tipon tho works of Iho cncuiy, and snceccded 
. 'I'liiit it Wiw hravely done i.s nttesled hy the fact 
ili'i-n kill.d and ninety-four wounded in doin^ it. 
niarched on from lle.saen, fording' the Oiwliiniiula 
I'iny at Cassville on llic IBlh. U drove him all 



the rr.«t of the : 



niled. A Tier tlin 



takinir n portion of tin 



On the llilh, the eoninii 
Itiver, and overtook ihc 





AflLITAKY 


Ilic ncxl. d.i)', .ui.l un ihc 2(1(1, i(, ,r;a-l,c.l CaikTsvillL' n 


d leinuined there unlil 


lliu 2:i.l. Cra^sins (he K(ow,.l. llivcr and I'unipUn Vi 


e Creek, it moved for- 


wanl .■h.sc (o tl.c lines of (l.c cnoiny, ncjr Ui.ll.is, a 


d threw up a line of 


i.Krcncl.metKH on (lie 2(i(h, and l.cld the pnMti„n un( 


relieved on Ihc lot of 


Juno. While (hero the Silttj- third w,i» und.T ,1 j. 


ailing fire conlinually. 


niuht and day, It was f..r(una(c, nndor ihc eircunisl 


inces, in meeting n loss 


of Hixicen onl.v, all wounded. I'r..n, .Iiine :i (0 June 


;, il lay behind works 


that it had thrown up in prcfcnec of the enemy, and 


,c w.is killed and one 


wounded. The rc-in.ent had now hcen constantly u 


,der fire lor a in.mth, 


liail luareheil over ainio.st inipassalilc roads with but a 


very s.^nly supply of 


rations, and il had rained a ,.st ineessantly ; (1 




exhausted, and a partial hall was made f.r a lew .lays. 


On Ihe i:.lh..rJuoe~ 


however, the Sixty-(hird found it.self i>i ih.^ InnO in (1 


e aeli..,, loujll at I.nsl 


Mountain, ()a., and at the el.i.sc of the fi-hl il ha.l h 


St six kill.'.i an.l eight 


wounded. Unt it must eulTiee to Ray thai whriwr 


h,- Twenly-lhir.l Cups 


was lo he found during ih.' Allania e;,oi|.,o-i,, lln 


Sisly-lhird e..uld be 


found, perfoi-min- every duly as.siuned il will 1 11. 


1. hiiig. The regiment 


inov.'d norlhwar.l wilh its .-orjis ..n the 111. ..f Oel..l« 


r. in pursuit ..f ll.m.l. 


nn.l alter har.l niarehing an.l uuinh.'rless skirmish. 's w 


h Ihe enooiy, met him 


at Kranklin, Teuii., on the :«l(h ..f N..veraber. 





they failed, wilh a h.ss to the r.^gimcnt of only ...le kiil.-.l -hk! on.- wounded. 
It f.dl haek to Nashville so..n afterward, wilh Ihe ivst nf lli.' army, and took 
part in the battle at thai place, on Ihc I'llh an.l llilli of Deeember, resulting 
in (he complete an.l overwhelming defeat of the r.'bel army, under (icn. 
Hood. The Sixlylhird, with the rest of the army, f.illowcd in ]iursui( of 
ll.i.,.rs fleeing ha(lali..ns, over almost impassable r.ia.ls, unlil lli..y lia.i cr..*sed Ihe 
Tennes.sec Itiver. The n-iment hailed al Cliflon, Tenn. an.l remained in eainp 

nn.l, traveling by steamboat and rail, reaehi'd ilial p..int on the Ist of Feb- 
ruary. Embarking im a steamer on the .'id, it r.'aehed ihc vieinity of Kort 
Kisher, ff. C, on tiic 7th, and landc.l on the lllh. On the I'Jih an.l lUh of 
Keliruary, it parlicipalcd in the diflienit and unsuccessful atlempt to (urn 
(he rebel (Icn. IL.ke's posbion, and on the Iliih crossed to Sinilhlield. The 
iiexl .lay il inove.l up ti> Fort An.lerson, and engaged the enemy, l.ising one 
unin woundeil. The regiment was con.stanlly engaged in skirmishing wilh the 
enemy, a.s it advanced, but il rea.die.l Wilminglon on the LMil, with slight 
hiss, and remained there unlil the lith of Mareii, when the inar.'h was resumed 
in Ihcdireed.in of Kingston, reaching (ha( place on the 12th, after a .severe 

this march wadc.i across Trent itiver before daylight oil tin; nmrning of the 



On Ihc 2n(h of March, llic regini 
(hat point ihc next .lay, where it remai 
moved to Italeigh, and rcmain.*d there 



slarle.l f.r (b.ld.sbor.i, reaching 
inlil Ihe loth of April, when it 



Gr.en.sb.,ro. Here i 


was c.uploycl 


on gnar.1 


.III 


V uni 


1 the 


IKIir., whenlbesixr 


maining c.impa 


lies were s 


.■re.l 


utofi 


rclurnc.l lo their bom 


ea in Indiana. 


Th.. halla 


ion 


offou 


r eoinp 


uiuslcred out al In.lia 


napolis, on the 


Jillh .,f Al 


'y, 


i8i;-.. 




..^econ.l I.ioillfnanl 


roj 


, prom..lr.l 


Fir 


.1 Lie. 


onanl. 


diBcliarpr.l .l.inc 'Jl. IK 












.Srrcninls-.biincs S. I'rcssnoll. pro. 


old Kirsl 


ar 


trn;.nl 


.lark 


(:.,rp.,r.ls-An.ler» 


n .Scoll, .li»cl.,.rBC.l AuK.isI 


"'■'. 


itii;.;, 


.r 'l.si 


M. .Scolt, promolc.l Kcc 












rriTalcH— Josopli r 


. Ilallar.l. Cl.ri.sl 


pl.er Dave 


|>OI 


, I'.lill 


11. K 


IJiibioe. Oeorne Olad.l 




ncob U. (i 






T. II 


lliilcliins. Homul.is M 


'll.ilcliins. ban 


son McCoolc 






Bwiiiprr. ll„rl..n Wn.lr 


Will.,..,, F. Hl.il 










IL-orK.. \V.<,.rr..ll, 


lisrl.nrBr.l A. 1^1. 


( i;.".. 18ia, 


for 


.lisahi 


ly- 


l.nac.l (lrc.-.,,.li. 




. l«.i:l, for 


.lisal.ilily. 




.Inu.os II. li,l,or. .1 


cU. Tcrrc lla.il 


e, In.l . Se, 




.rr V2 


IBM. 



he 



Itobin 






part of Iba 
ras oblig...! 
,(h lU-gioien 



Mil 



(h of 
on S. 



promote. 



to fill the ' 



BKVF.NTV-FIKTII nE.IIMKNT — ( TIIRF.E-V EAIIS PKIlVlrK). 

The Scvcnty-firth Uegiracnt was recruited at Wabash, In.l., and was 
muslere.l into the service of the IJniicd Slates on the llltb of Augnsi, 18G2, 
Willi John II. I'ctit 09 Colonel. The regiment b-a Wnb.ish for (ho front 
August 21. and arrived b( Louisville, Ky.. iho next day, when it was assigned 
to the division commanded by Gen. Duinool. Tho tiino, until the 21sl of ! 
December, was occupied in marching and counter-marching in Kcniueky and "t 
repelling threalcnod attacks from the ncattorcd rebel forces that were in dif* | 



On the :ilst of D.'ceinber, when the regiment was at Cave City, Ky., or.b'ia 
were receive.! (o report immediately at the front, at that time near .Murfroes- 
boro, Tenn. 

The baltlc of Stone Itiver was raging at the time. The regiment started 
immcdialely, and, when it arriv.-d at Nashville, wor.1 was received that llic 
baltlc had terminated in a Union victory. The regiment reache.I Murfrces- 
boro, .lanuary 7, IKl.:!, and ii few day.s after w.ls assigned to llie division coin- 
maiideil by (len. .1. J. It.'yiiolds, in (ho Foiird'.'nili Corps. 

Il r.niiio.d ih ca.np al Miirfrcsboro unlil (he 2llh ..f Juno, busily 
eogagc.l in ilrilling, an.l Ibe dulb's incident lo (he lif.3 of a soldier. 

Oil ihc 2 lib of .rune, tln> army moved from .^lurfreesboro, ami mar.dicd 
southward in the direction of Tullahoina, where the rebel army, un.lcr com-' 
mand of lien. Bragg, behl a .sirongly fordfie.I p.«i(ion. At Ilo.ivcrs's (lap, 
a fi(r.ing nalural posili.in, the enemy atl.unplcd to dispute the advance of tlio 
I'nion army. The division lo which ihc S.'vcnty-fiaii bcl.mge.l was in 
advanc ol ihe I.'fl wing of Ihe army, and was or.lered lo ilislodge the enemy 
from his position. A spirited action was llio result, an.l after some severe 
figliiiiig the enemy was roulc.l. During (his action (he .«evcn(y-imh dislin- 
guished iiself by ils bravery and good eonduc(, making a briltian( charge on a 
rebel badcry, supported by a large f.ir.;c of infantry, and cnipelling the 
enemy to retire. On (he 1st of -luly, (he Union army look poss.'ssi.iii of 
Tnllahoma, the eneiiiy having evaenat.'d it the previous night. (Jen. Ilosccraiis 
having secured a posili.in ihal threalencd to cut off his commuiiicalions. 'J'lic 
Sevi'nty tiflh, wilh ils .livisioii. followcl in pursuit. The r.ia.ls were in a 



terrible condilion. owing (o (he rain (bat f.ll almost incssanlly for days. 
Ail Ihe streams were swollen so that lliey c.mld be fordc.l only with greal .liU 
fieulty. the bridges all having been destroyed by the relrealing enemy, ami a 
halt wa.s ord.-re.l near D.'.-herd. Tenn,. further pursuit being useless, if not 



The r.^ginicnt remai 
August, wh.-n it j.iin.vj 
31st, the. Sevciily-firibe 



Kecht 



1.1 in that 



mil the I blh of 
riny in the advance upon Chattan.mga. On ihc 
the Tennessee Itiver. near Shell Mound, and was 
one of (he first rcgiuienls (o cross ihat eircam on that campaign. From (hat 
tiino until (ho llUb of Sep(cmber, the rcginiont was eonstanlly o.'cupicd in (ho 
moveinen(s that preceded (he batde of Chickamanga. Norlhorn ticorgiii is a 
very rough, mounlninous country, an.l it was wilh great dilficuily (hat (ho 
biKtcries of artillery an.l (he baggag.- and supply trains eoilld be moved over (ho 
lnoun(ainous roa.ls. that were sometimes scarcely more than foot-paths. Fre- 
fjuendy ropes hail (.. be a({aelie.| (o (he nrlillery and wagons, and they were 
pulic.l up the precipitous mountain-si. Ics by the men, sometimes re*|uiring 
almost superhuman exerlioiis. 'I'hc IIHli of Seplember fouml (he Union 
army and (he rebel army lacing each odier. Chiekaniauga Creek, a .leep. slug- 
gish, crooke.l s(rcain, scparadng thcni. 

The Seventy-fifth went into action abonl 11 o'.lock in Ihc forenoon, on 

was exhau.s(ed. The battle was raging fearfully, but (he r.'giment never 
llinclieil, and soon drove the enemy from his position. All day, unlil dark, 
Ihc "leaden rain .and iron hail" fell (hick and fa.si. Finally, nigh( drew 
her cur(ain around (ho emnbalants, an.l Ihcy thr.'W thems.lves upon tho 
ground, literally CNliansted by Ihcir exertions. .\t about !l o'clock the ncxl 
morning, the batlle was renewed. The Union army had thrown up a slight 
line of breastworks, nfler dayliglU, compo.scd of rails and what lidle earth 
coul.l he loosened with bayone(8, and (brown up wi(h men's hands — pick axes 
and shovels were not to be had (lieio at that lime. Large columns of rebels 
were masse.l in front of tho division, lo which the Scventy-fiflh belonge.l, 
and they allacked Ihe Union lines with reckless fury. Charge upon clmrgc 
was m.adc upon Ihcin, only lo bo met wilh a bloody repulse. Tho work of .Icalli 
was conliniicd until nl'icr .'I o'ehick in the afternoon, with the most undinching 
delcrminalion on both sides, and wilbout any rcsnll other (ban (crril.le 
slaugbd-r, when, owing (o a mosl unfiir(una(c misunder8(anding as (o (ho true 
position occupic.l by a division, near (ho ccn(er of (he Union army, iho enemy 
poured through a gap in (lie Hues, and the Union army was cut in two. It 
was necessary to fall back speedily, in or.lcr to prevent the enemy from gelling 
ptissession of Cbaltjinooga, the prize for which the battle was fought. Tho 
enemy had gained (he rear of the division, and, in order (o escape capture, it 
was compelled to cut its way (lirough (he lines of what seemed the vietoiioUB 
foe. A charge was ordered, and il waa gallantly cxeoutcd. Tho enemy was 



TTFSTOUY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



icili (',.r|ij. and till' Aiinv "f III.' 'r.'nnc.vM-c, nian-lml l.n.k I.. Alliinla, and, alK'r 
Ir.slrnjin- cvcrjlliiii- (l.al II oiny l'i.uI.I make use i.f, inrlu.lin- llic rail- 

■I'l"' r.-i--i Ml. 'Imi.,:,. Il.i. iM.,r,l,. niK will, i,.. loss,., „r auy nm»i..|u™,v, 

„-l ,„;,r. li-l min ,^.,^.n,„:,l ,r ^M dav ..r Il.'ixml.er, il liavii,}; Mirrcii- 

i[,,l on iltai il.iv n\rt I .null jpii^ IS. I.'iil pici'i's nf nrtilliTy, !\ lar^rc 



rrtills 



anil, al 2 i.VliK'k in llio allri noun, llw ULiial » a- -ivn, l„ Tl a. m allaik ri-lu'lliim. 111.' ri;:nMr,ii was |,„i,iimI.' in nu-.lin- wilh Init sli^-lit l.iss in 

ll ninnjin liis slron;; pn.Mli„i, nn Mi.«iM, HM|._.r I'n.niplU ;,l ,1„. ,-,„n- cillirr. 

an.l niovi'il lo llic allarkvvill. :,^ niiirl, r.-ulniii ,,n.i |.n.iM ,- il «n„i,l ll,r ilinTlimi "I' Kalu J, Thr in ,irl, was ilclilicrali' nn.l easy, ns llio railronil 

n,|„,ii,v, ,,11. 1 -n,,,'" il„. r,„il .'.r ll„. ri.I-.. w„. n.HlM..l T n,.|ii.v l.y lliM Tl,,. S.^nly-lillli rrarl,,,! llw vinii.l.v of llal.iuh nn tlic Ulli of .April. 

|ii,„. o.„,|„rl l.il llir iii:i;;niluJ.' ••( llir aH.i.k ai-.l ll„. iiinnin.-n'.v nf Lis II wa- .nja-nl in a sll-lil .-k.inii~li. nn llir niari/li. at SnHllilM'l.l, wliidi is 

lini II w I- Ml no av.iii. Sw«-piii- furwanl will, ill.- ri'sisllcssiiw nf fat,' il.-.ir. in Nc.rll, ('ar.ilina. On the 1 (ll, nf April, m -"lialioiis were npencd l.clwecn 

llir Hhii 111. r.ill\ r p tlie sle.'p side nf llio ri.l'^e, llial, iin.l.r oiilinary lir- .Slierinan ami llie riliel Oneral .lulinstnn, ami ai-live nperalinns w.Te suspended. 

L. >i ,>, I., V. ly dilliiiill .if asienl. Il s.-.mii.i1 llial ii.i .ilislii.l.- .■..iil.i ev.ii wln.li finally en.l.'d in llie I'mi I siirrend.T <d' .lolinstnn and l,i,s .irmy "U the 

lemp..rarily hind,..r ..i < li. . k lli.i,, an.l, ,-....ii •jalniiiL' lli.' u.y ..f il,e ri.l^.-. lli. v L'Ull,. The" war m.w I., inj virli,all> en.led, on tlio :!llll, ol' April tl,e Seveuly- 
litlerly r..uted (lie eiK-niy, .aplnrin,- lliirlyliv.' ,..il .if l..,ly-f..nr pi.avs ,if 1101, marelied will, il- e..rp-. an.l, pa-in,? Ilirougll liicllln.md, Vn., reaelie.i 

iirlill.ry. ov.r II.IHIII pris..ii. r.., ii.,.n.v ili..n ,.i,.| hi,;, II ariiM .iml a lar::.' train, lli.- lity ..f Washinu-I n llie 1 Mil, ..f May, and on the Sill of June i( w,« 

kiiei II ..II. ..r tl..' iiK.-t .le.i>ive l.i.lll.- .,r 111,, uar, I 'm ini: llii- ,-pl. inli.l innM. r. .1 ..,il ..I" ill.' s.ivi.v. an.l a lew .lay.s alter IcO AVasliinslon for 

I w,i- liii,illy .lisdiar-.'.l on tlic 14lli of June. 

i\a-l.in:_- a niiinlar i.f reeruils of the Seventy-finli, 

.ini.ni 1.1.1 n.ii .vpin'd. were transferred (o the Fiir(y-' 

,1, iiiiiil iH Hurler uut at linuisville, Kv., on Iholilstof 



is.H- ..:> 


llal.llv. 


an.l K.n, warm 


praiM' rr..| 


11 111,' 


liidianap'.li' 


.'-iin.nl 


I..SI In 


vnlv ..n.. Ill kil 


ll'li 1111,1 W„ll 


in.l.'.l. 


l!.'r..re 


W...I in 


|.IM-11ll 


..r III.' Ihin- 1 


',„' as i:,r as 


Kin,- 


wllo,=e l.'llii 


Cliallan 
'.-ra.'k.T 


llll.'." 


1, 111,' ,;iiiii, 

llial r..r a l.in 
in ..p,'rali..n, 


- IllM,. Ila,l 


heen 


with tliat .\, 
July, K'^i;-,, 



Mar.'li. Willi, il in.,v,'.l I.. 1(11 
1 liulv, until ,May 1, l.sill, wli 



.1 in tlie vi.'iiiilv I.f 



"-■'. preparatory 



tlic .^.lli of iMav, tlie 



iM.rMiy . llie last 
111.. I PiuinL- dial 



.'.' Cr.'.'k. si. '•_.,' .,!' ,\llalila. .l..nesl„.l„ ami l,..v. i.,y .-<lari,>n. ^'>"' S'Ti-'.-niil ; .'Vm,....- Tl,..,..p-..i,. |.,'.,i.,.,lr.l .■.c, p.'iiiil ; .l„iin (1, (.conanl. |.r..l.i.,lr.l 

III. s, il ae.piill. .1 ils.'lr ll..m,ral,ly an.l Well, an.l was a eri.lil ' "'^'i'l"li;.i„',';r-!^.|,;i„i's, V.iii.l,. .Vn.lrrvv lliirko, .liscliarRr.! .Iniiiiai'j .-., IHi;'l. for .lis.l- 

I in pail r.'pr.'s.'ni.'.l. I.ilily. ^, ^ ^^^, 

i,ili..,i I.f Atlanta liy llie r.'liel army, llie re^inmnl i..|nrn,'d !v!i;"h"^l''!''!''\l'''''''!'"^^ '."^l li""'' ''',.^'«' • '''''"'"n .'.^u h'.'.y], ll.,.al,, 

■I ^l...r.. ..n ll,.. nil ..I S.'pl.'ii.l'.'r 1 r.'-l,.! niilil ll.e , .h.lin Ifji.i. - ■ "^ V '' . ' ' ";",''■'' " ',,'.,',' "i. !;,"-l.'„epi; 



wi.nl.l 111,.' r.n.l.re.l llie Allanlaeampni.;n a eompalalivefailuie. Tli,' Konr. ii","!',; '.',', ' ' ,,,',,,' ' ', , - 

leeiilli Army Ci.rps, In wliiel, the S,.venly-(i(tli iK'liin-ed.niarelH'd rapidly, nml, , .M.:..]!, ,,.,,: i 

reaehin- the vieiniiy in linie in threaten Hood's rear,, p.dled him to will,- , ".!,'',"'n u ' ' ' i. , '' '.' i ''^ ,.,~i, V',,- i„, 

ilriiw. The rc-iment movd on in pursuit , IS f*r Ds (lal.'sville, Ala., where ; "i" '< ' • ,' , '^ , , ' '' 

Thomas, win, the l.'ourlh" ,m'\ Twenly.t'hiril'''(Jorp's," .■n,rel,"e'd "rapidly 'ill | l'"!,';^; u;vi,''",maca",',mo''.rr.',r'''"''"'^ '' ""''' ^"^ '''"'''''" ''^' 

the direction of Nashville, and, yninint; n ponition between thol pliiee ond Hood, i MurBlmll Lewis, illBclini'nc.l May 27, isr,3, for dlsnblliiy. 





MI LIT ART 


HISTORY. T3 


,„ M,„i,„|,|,i M„,„^ 1, 




llcry Wil.hiKT, killnl in li„l,l,. „rchirl<i„„i>„R». Soplomlicr 1!>, IB0.1. 














1 .. 1 : . , . 


1- 


Swigcrl,,riinir.. \ iil.iiliiK- ; nil imtiMcnc.l lu J'J.I llcniinclH, .lunef., IHii^. ' 


' ' 1 1^ ■ '", 




K.KIinV SIXTH 11K<IIMKNT— (TimKF.VKAllS KKIlVirE). 


. . \ ','>,. ("m|!. 


1. 


IMviilr. -WilliiHi, lllr«h,., .li.-l i,l Murf, or-lmrn. T.-i,,,., .Innu.r; f,, 1H,;.1; 


'" ■\': '",'■,' , "',i!j" 




i;il.i,„i,l, .lr,l,r. .hnl i„ C.icin,,,.!,. Uli,„. .Iiu.imry .',, |H.,.l ; .liu-.il. .Icnlor. 


' \ ■ "1^ '■■_ '■' 


1 1 




. ' W • i:, i' 




M.VKTU.rll UKUniKNT-KIKIll CA V A Ml V— (1 11 KKK-V KAMS snntrv.). 


!. / ■• ■, I'i^i 




'I'lii' NiMrlii'lli. iir I'llili Cmalr.v liir<""'">, "'"" <<'<'rililc<l nt lli<linn»|>nlii< 


' ' ' ' ' '. ' ' , 




iriilio fall i.ri'^ii::. ii »i,s MMl inl.i Ihc liol.l in .Iclai-liiiii'iils M the cuiii|vinic» 


', , , • ,' , . . .A.r- 




were or^Mui/.il, anil liny w.-r.- ■.intinin-.l nl.inL; iIk' Ohio liivcr and ill Ken- 






lucky, nl dilKr.nl iminls, iinlil lln; 1 llli (if .Miiirli, ISli.'i, wlion the sonltcriMl 


• ,. '.; , ■ ' ^'.'l 










(iraliani liad been coinniissionod Cnlonrl, in Doccniljcr previous. Tlic rngi- 






incnt was kopt busy scoulins ibc cnuntry alnn;,' llio Cumberland Uiver, 


' 1' '■ '■• ' ' ' ' 1 




skirinisliin^ rrci|ucnlly with tbc enemy, until llic I!)ili of April, when it crnssod 


V, ' ",'. , \'.„,'m'i,;'''i 




Ibat stream in the preseiiec of nearly an eipial foree of tbc enemy, and drove 


. , . 1 \,.mI 




them nearly ibreo mile.s. It then fell back, and burned ibe town of Cclina, 


''" \ ' \ V, ,,,'i , ,' Vi"' 




Tenn, on aeeount of tbc inhabitants bavinp fired on the re|;iment. a» it passed 


.. , l.'i,-. ■.. ■' 'im; 




tbroo-h the place, and rccrosscd ibo river. Krom that time until the TZA of 


i!"'".l.''rc,ig";'o'll)cc<-n,l, 
, llicl.,ir.ls,.n, rcsi|;ii<-.| . 


:.. 


.lune, it was constantly en^-aped in skirmishin;; with the enemy and scoutinK, 
in which it succeeded in ea|.lurinp many prisoncr.s, and ridding that portion 
of Kenluekv of the ciiiniy. The regiment then marched to Seottsvillc, and 
then toTomkinsville, where it was stationed on ihe III. of July, when it 
received orders In march in pui-suit of ibe rebel General John II. Morgan, who 
was r.iporled lo have crosscl the Cumberland Uiver, and to be making his way 
north. Marcbiup rapidly throuudi Southern and Central Kenluekv, ibe roRi- 
mont reached Louisville, and, embarkin;; on transports, ascended the Ohio 
Itiver to I'ortsmoutb, where it landed on Ihe l!llh of July, and met Morgan's 
forces near RulTmpton, where he was trying to cross the river, and escape tlio 


rr r..lC„|.mi„; Will 


rcsigncl 
Noliominli 


forces by which he was surrounded. A sharp conflict ensued, in which Mor- 
gan was badly dcfealcd. many of bis command were killed or wounded, and 


:, !• r .li^i.l,ilil_vi Tlio 


4 iiMrcnril 


the remaiodcr either captured or scitlereil over tbc country, so that it was 


". i'""i "■ i'l"y'l. !"■" 


ilrnnlil • 


powerless for barm. The Ninelieth also captured five pieces of artillery. It 


triMi 1 livnr.l ll.m.l..l 
.i.r.l \V„„.I, .licUl SC" 

rpc'l DrrcTiil'tT n, IBIIL', 


y.. Nnv- 
y 1 ccr il.cr, 211, 


then returned to Uuisville, and marched thence to Glasgow, reaching ibero 
on Ibc nth of August. 

On the I.Sth of August, the regiment marched for Knoxville, Tcon., and 


;'!''''':''r";''B;'?' 


'.i"l'''ra'i'! 


arriveil tliere in the advance of the Union forces, under Gen. Uurnside, on Ihe 
l.st of,Se].tember. 


i" ' ' i"',.'i , ' ' 


ii.li-nc-k 


From that lime uniil the l.-t of Kebruary, ISiW, the Tiab C.valry was 


. h ., .;, , :, ■,■! ■ 


-s,v„lc'r, 


constanlly engaged in the in.ijt arduous duly in lOast Tenncs.-iee. It scarcely 


hz!:^r;:i':\:': 


Rfcl'lo",' 
1 1 


knew any rest, but was constanlly engaged in scouting and skirmishing with 
the enemy. On the 'JIMb of Scplendier, it bad a spirited engagement with 
tbc enemy near /.olliconcr, and on the liJd, at lilounlsville, where il captured 
a large number of prisoners and a piece of artillery. On tbc 1 Ith of October, 
il met and fought alone :t,llllll of the enemy, and al\cr it was enlirelv eur- 
rounded, cut ils w.iy through ibe lines of the enemy and c.-caped, inflicting'heavy 
punishment upon him. .Mieling with some other rnion Iro.ips, il at once 
turned around, and, l.dliir.. opmi ibe ineniy near llhe.ilown, the ligbt waa 
renewed, ami be was i'ooi|ii'lli 1 lo fail luck iinlil niglit pot a clo.se lo the con- 
flict, during which be esiapcil. 

On the morning of the lllb, Ihe Kinh met the enemy again near llh.unl.s- 


': \|.rir'j:i, lMi;:'i 


y 


villc, and fought liim until darkness again inlervenetl. At Mayiiardsvillc 




i IK 1 


the :iOtb of November and the 1st of Deecinber, it had another stubborn 
.Dniliel, whieli was renewed at. Walker's l''ord, at .'') o'clock on the morning 
..f Ihe lid, ami lasted unlil 2 o'clock in the ancrnoon. The regiment was 
o|i|iosed by a largely superior foree, and was driven back ibrco miles, when 
re-enforecments reached it, and the enemy was driven in turn. 


',;;;':'/'/''::; 


" 


On Ihe 14tb and ISth it was engaged in a severe action at Dean's Station, 
lasting nearly fifteen hours. On the 17lh of January, 18il 1, the regiment was 


'■'".'''"'■' ;'.r' 


K 1 


engaged with Iho enemy ot Dandridge, fighting continually from HI o'clock ill 
the morning until :H o'clock in the nlUrmion, making some brilliant charges, 
when, finding that it was opposed by an overwhelming force of cavalry and 


V Mn,|M.'o.",,.'|-n„n'' 


^ y M IH 


infantry, the command rclreated lo Knoiville, by way of New Market, Kinney's 


nil S;. 111,1.. Irnn , iK-co 


II 1 


Ford and Strawberry Plains, reaching Knoiville on the lOlh of January, 18«4. 


''"'"' ll' •*!'"' '"■ ,' 


" 


On the 24th tbc regiment turned over ils horses lo another regiment, and 




made a scouting expedition, on foot, t« the vicinity of Scviersvillc, and then 



74 niSTOHY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 


ln;iiili,',l In Ciiiul.i'rlniMl li;i|., muliiii.i; llu-rr I'Vliruary l(), nnil from llicre 


to Ca.slilian Sprin-s, Tenne«.see, where it reniaiiie.l nnlil Deceniher liii, wli.n it 


inanlic.l 1.1 M..iinl Sli'iiiiiL.', K.v,, "n llio lilllli, liiiviri- limdu a sraulin- cipcili- 


was ordered lo join tlio oilier Iroopi. Hlationed at that p..int, in pursiiil of llio 


(ion nil llli' \'il;;iMill rn;iil. iMl (he iViiy. 


rehel General .lohn U. Morfran, who wa-s cn-a};cd in making ono of liis 


Tl.r I'iCili IV iM..'il ..1 M. .1,111 SLTiin;; iiiiill llio Isl (if .Mny, linrin- wliii.h 


periodical rai.ls inio Kentucky. 


liiiio il w,., r..-Mi..iinl,..l ;in.lr.'-(illc,l, nt vl.i.li lim.- it tn:in.li...l t» Tunii.-l Hill, 


After a week employed in rapid marehin;; over olmost iiiipa.«sahlc road.<., 


(i^i , i.riiviii;; Ih.To on III.' IJlli.an.l nl ..n. <■ ,i..iii.-.l ill.- .•.iiiiniaii.i of (i.-n. 


and f..rdin^' streams Bwollen to their uIiiio.hI size liy llic rain that wan fallin;; 


Sl..ii,'in;in (In lli.' lilili, il liiar.l.,-.! will, llii' .MV;iliy iv.r|.s ..n tlio Alluiitn 


almost coiuinnally, the n-imont rclnrne.l to Cuatllian .''prints, Mor;;an 


.'• ,i WIS .-..ii-i ii.ilv .ii-i..'.! ill ill.' .■iv.iliv ..p 'MiLiii^ .if llio iiriiiy 


havin- eluil.d pnrsnit, anil the next day inar.hcd to Mnrfrecshoro, reacliinj; 


li.i.ii |l;illnii 1., |l,,,ili,r. li;. On llio " Sl.iiK-iiiiin Uiii.l," In the rear .if Al- 


that place .lanuary 1 1, and went int.) camp. It was a few days alter assi;,'ned 


I,,,,:,. ,l„. ,._.„„, Ml w... Mii„ii.l.r.'.l tollic cnri,.y,l,y c..Tniiian<I of ficii. Stone- 


10 III.' Se.'ond liri-ade. K..urlli Division. Fourteenth Army Corps, wiili the 


iii.iii. al'.ii il w.i-i .iiiinly s.irniuiide.l nii.l cse.ipc seeiiicii hn|iilcKS, over the 


Seventy-firth Indiana Ue-imciil. 


M.l.'iim i.r..l<-i nfC.l, niitl.r, who w.is in eoiiiiiiiiii.l of (he regiment, iinil to 


The liislnri.'S ..f the Iw.i r.'-iincnls, hom that time until their arrival in llic 


III.' ;;r.Ml siirpii-.- .iiid iij:;iinst ihe iii.li^innt rein.nistrances of the men, who 


city of Washin^'lon, on the I'-Mli .if May. lsr,."i, arc iilenlieal, ami, as a prclly 


l,;i.| III,. in...i iiMl....in.leJ eonfi.len.v in (heir ahilily to cut th.'ir way Ihroii-h 


full l.isl.iry of the Seventy-fifth is -iven els.'wh.re in this work, the reader 


i.iiylliiiicloss^.ili.ithiin nRl..nc wiill. A porli.in of the re;;iiiienl lia.l h i 


is referrid In il. if he desires lo f.ilL.w the One llundn.l and First over many 


<li>.ni..iii,le.l, froi ir.l s.Tvicc, and lia.l heon left al |).-,'ntiir, iin.ler c.iniiiiaii.l 


a har.|-r..,i-lit halllc-fiehl and weary mari'h. 


of Maj.ir LcoMin ; lli..y wer.' |.laeod iip.in .liity hy or.l.T ..f Den, .Shrriiian, an.l 


On the 1 nil ..f .liine, the re;;iment left Washin-lon f.ir I,oiiisville, Ky., 


Ihoy ex.linn,L'e.i lli.'ir cail.ines f..r mnsketa. 


arriviii;^ tli.re on the llllh, and was mustered .mt of the service on llio 


On Ihe IMili of Septemher, 1I117 were ordered to Kentiieky, where lliey 


:; nil of June, an.l procei'.l.'.l alonec lo Indianapolis, and was discharued the 


i.inaiiM.I on ^'ilard duty nnlil llic ITIh of January, ISC"., when, tlie re^inu'iit 


next day. 


l,.iuii- l.,vn exiliaii;;ed, re-ni.iiiiile.l, arm.Ml anil cinipped, il inarehed from 


The One llun.lr..'.l and First saw a j^rcal deal of hard service, and was in 


1 i~vill.' 1.1 I'liliai. T.'iiii., arriviiii; iIi.t.' l.'iOiriiary 11!. 


every respect an excellent regiment. 


Il Mimiiir.i ill il,:.i vi.iiiiiy, s iliiii: Ihe c.innlry for hii«hwha.-kers an.l 


r,,l...,cl -"illiaiiMlar.cr. rosi^-nc.^ May.ll. I8.;l, accminl of .lisal.ilily. 


.iiil.iw- nnlil .lull.' lli, al wlii.l. liiii.' il was niiiHlere.l .ml of lli.' wrviee. anil 








r.liiiii..l 1.. liidiiiiiap..li.. r.'a.liin- ll.al plaoo .iiinei;!, IHII.'i, an.l wan din- 


Assislanl .■^uri'c.ni — Williai.i II. Ilri.l.a.ii. |ir..i.iel..| S.irpc.iii. 


ihar;;.'.!. ( '..iiipanie^ 11. 1, an.l ,M, liaviii..' I.e.'il inu-ilcrc.l iiil.i th.. service after 




III.- Ul of n.l.ihei-, l.'^i;^, were 11. .1 cnlille.l 10 he mu.sleie.l .ml with the re-i- 


.■i.Mi'ANv A. 


m.Pl, an.l lli.y, wilh a niiinli. r ..f iv.ruils whose t.Tin of eiilislineni had n.it 


KirsM";;;;Ilnal!l"-NnlUiXrrM"on,'r"-ll!^'o,l^^^ ls,;r 


espir..l, w.'ie lran.~r. ir.M 1.. lli.- ."^Ixlli lii.liaiia Cavalry, an.l w.r,- innsl.-re.l ..nt 




wilh ihal re-inienl at ,Miii lri.-l..ir... T.iiil., ..11 llie Ifilli of .S.pl.niher, l.Sll.".. 


n, IRir., fur .li«al.illl.v. 




First Sergcaiil— .lohn W. I'f.iir, prnriolc.l .«oc.in.l l.iciilcnani, niel rcjigiird May 


|-„i„„r..,v ..M:„l..,iM,..i,r S.-rfeanl^liaiiicl It llir.slm.i. .lie.l in rclirl rrison al 


Sr'rc.-anls— .lol.n llenls. pnniiotcl l'-ir,l Linilcnanl ; .I.il.n McKane. pr..i.i..le.l 



March ■-'«. 1H.;:1 ; Ja 



Tvr 



I.cl.iinon, Ky., N.ivnnl.cr 2. IHi'-L*; Daniel I'. 



, Aliraliain Stutt.s, 






" pi...' 1 hy rail 1., ('m.inn.ali, an.l. on its 

l,.ly -.'..l acr.iss the Ohio Kiv.'r lo C.vin-t.m. 
III., liii,' nf Inrlifi.'ali.nis surroiindin- that 

On the 'I'M of .Seplemlier, the re{;inient 
.111 to l,.iuisville, Ky., where it remained 



the One lluii.l 
briil>:c eros.sing 
of November, wliei 



t.i which Ihe On,' lliin.lrcd and Firsl wxs as.si-ne,l, marched 
ill,' an.l H.'rryvill.., an.l reachcl .■Maxwell on the 7tli. At that 
nt was di'lailcl t.i piiar.l th.' .livisinn supply train, and escorti'd 

iitii l.',ast Tennessee, Hui'll turned arouii.l and marehe.l for 
ler lo retain pos.sc.s.sl.in of Ihat place, which it w.as lirafr^'s 
uro if pnssilile. I'a.ssinn through [,ehaiion to Munfordsvillc, 
.'.1 an.l l.'irsl was iissij^ned lo duty, j^uardinj; I ho railroad 
Irccn lliver at that place, where it remained until the 3lllh 
relieved and ordered to Glasgow, and from there 



An.lrew T. Knipl.l 
Mcrril Hal.isry.'.l. 



Jan.csTirloii.killcUl 
.lohn I,. Yo.ii.K. .lic.l al 

Rccriiil.s— Kli llinit, Iransrerrc.l lo f.jlli Ilcgimcnt ; W 



n, Tenn.. Felirimry 2S, Itir,;!. 
lue, Nnvcml.rr 2.->. IKCI. 
Tenn.. Kobniary 20, 180:1. 



Fifiy-riglitli Kcpiii 



MILITARY HJSTORY. 

I chnn^r.l to Clmrio: 
■kcr, all Irnnnfrrrcil | „,|,l ,5,,,,,.^.. \ f^„ 



nil, 



Liciilninnl- 



ONF, IIIINDBKll AND TIllllTIETII llEdl.MENT — ( TIIUKK VFAIlrt HFRVII E). 

The Olio Hundred nn<l Tliirliclli lli-itiictit wn» nr-auizo.l nl Knknino, and 
!M niuslcrod iiiloltlowTiiecnrHic Unilod Sinlcs on llio 1 lilh of Mnrcli, I8CI, 
lidi Cliorlrs 8. I'lirrlhli nx Coloiiil. On llie llJlli it waa ordered to proceed to 
,nuwville, Ky., by roil, und from 11 
Hxi^iticd to the Second Urij^iule, FirtJ 

Ihc filh of April 



zinicnt, with its corps, niarclied towitrd Dal 
ciny at Uocky I'^aee Itidfze on the !Mh. when 
|.o.-iliol. offircat iialitml Hren..-lh. Thcr(-ini.-i 
e enemy nl nti.c drivin- In... i.,1.. hi. »„il>' 



arching tlin 



defeated and di 
suit. The roa. 
rents, an.l the s 



forest, went int.. posi 



>.l on the 2Uh, footsore 
and on the M of May the 



e Ulh, 
ith the 



Th. 



the 



rations were issued; hut the men pushed on unci.niplainini;ly, an.l full of 
cnlhusiiism. On the IHth, the enemy was found str..ii);ly intrenched .it Cnss- 
ville, which |ilaeo ho evacuated after n severe Cglit on the nif,'ht of 
that d;iy, an.l 00 the lilMli erns-ied ihc Ktowah llivcr. I'ursiiit was 
a;;ain nia.lc, and the One llun.lred an.l Thirtieth r.'ached the hank of I ho 

at Shclhuan's Ford, pushc.l on in the direction of Maiictta. Th'o j.ronress 
of theainiy w.is necessarily sl.iw, as the en.iny stuhhornly eonleste.l every foot 
of the -n.und ; but he was sle.i.lily i.ushe.l hack throil-h the ilecp ravines and 
across the almost numberless streams that inlirscct Northern Oeor-ia, and llio 
roiii was still fallin- and addin- to llie diseomlort ..fall. 

On the 17lh of dune, the regiment was en;j;a;,'ed in a spiriic.l enpig.unent 
at liOst Mountain, in which ih.- enemy was defeated ; an.l airain, on the lili.l, 
it was engaged in an attack upon the en. -my at Pine Mountain, with n similar 
risult. On the 2Vth, during the .lesperalc charfje made by the Army of tho 
(.'uinberland on the encnty's center, at Kene^aw Mountain, the Twenty-third 
Corps made an allaek upon the enemy's left flank, ..n Olley's Cr.'.k, an.l, driv. 
in- him hehin.l his w.,rks, secured a position that .ipei.cd the roa.l f..r aii..lhcr 
Mank movement on his ri^lit an.l rear. 

The One llundivd and Thirtieth was conspicuous in this en-a-.M.trnt f.r the 

in- o.l.ls. On the niKhl of the lid of .July, the main force of the .neniy .'Va.- 



Iliv.' 



th its 



to Naahvillc, Tenn,, whcro it woa 
nivisioii. Twenty-third Army Corps, j 



him, and on the 1 lib, er.isseil the Challaho...hie, at ri.illip'a l''iTry, idi..ut 
eiKht miles below Koswcll, and forlili.'.l a positi.m ,.n its hank. On the 17lb, 

lur, about six miles east of Atlanta. On the If'th, the enemy was cncotin- 
lcre.l near that pl.aee. An allaek was ma.h: at on.e, an.l b.^ waa n.uled an.l 
the town ea].lurc.l, an.l the railr.i.i.l il.'slroyed for .s.,me .listancc. The Mrgo 
of Atlanta was n..w fairly commenee.l. As the eombin,'.! Cni.m armies eI..a.Ml 
around the filc.l town, .■onlinual liKhrtiif; wa.H p.in;; on, niHht as well as .lay. 
The severe batlles of IVachln-e Creek an.l of Atlanta, on the 2:;.! an.l 2,Slh 
of July, each ..f Ihem rcsulii.t- in dis.asl.T to the enemy, were f..UKht. 'J'ho 
Twenly-tliird ('nrps had be.'u place.l in p.isition on th.' entremc ri(;ht of tho 
llni.in armies, and nearly in the roar of Allaiila, on Uloy Creek, near Kast 
l'..inl, where the enemy h.ld a siron-ly f.irtilie.l p.isition, in order to protect 
bis e.)mniunieati.ina. It became necssary to ilisloil-c him from a posilion that 
be held, that thr.Mlene.l Ihc ri-ht (lank .if the Twenty-third C.irpa. The 
brigade U, wliieb the One llun.lred an.l Thirtieth h..l..n-.-.l an.l an.ither bri- 
gade, were ordered to attack th(^ enemy an.l wrest it from him. 'i'lie niovc- 
nicnt was made on the Oth of August. I'lishing through a dense lliieket of 
pines and oaks, tho c.untnand emerged into an open fiel.l, upon the opposito 
side of whieh were tho enemy's works, eonlaining a battery suppurled by n 
heavy fori-e .if infantry. With a ch.-er, the line aw.'pt forwar.l, its ranks lorn 
by a b.'avy nrliHcry an.l musketry firo from the enemy, ami earrie.l the posili.ui, 
capturing a number of prisoners. On the -Hth .if Atigiist, tho regiment 
marched with the army anmnil Mast roint t.i the r.'arof Atlanta, on the flank 
movement, which compelled the enemy to evacuate that stronghold. Tho rcg- 
im.uit then returned with its corps to Pecntur, and went into camp, where it 
remained until the -Ith of Oolobcr.' The rebel (ieneral, llo.id, hoving recruiled 






a, K. Tenn., I his shattered army, conclu 



to I 



and started at once, but before reaching that point its dei 



and, striking itJ) rear, destroy iu 



round the flank of the Union army, 
inications, and clian^ the field of 



HISTORY OF IlAMlLTOiSr COUNTY, INDIANA. 



1.1, ..n thr all ..rOctubiT, (he 'IVciily-thinl V«r[>' IcCl Di'uulur, :inil m. 
iili ilu. r,>-i of ilio nrniy in llio |Mirsuil, n- far us Uii.ylsvilK., Ala. 
III. luHnriMi, li:ivin- .n.ss,.,! Ilio Tcnnowr.,. Kivor, (_i™. Thoma.s, »il 
Miirll I I'w.'Mlv lliir.l ('c>r{<H. w.i^ lol\ In ImIc.' iiiv ..I' liini. <vl.il. ' .SI.. 



On ll.o .■lllll., ll.o Tw.Mil.v ll.ini Cirp- wns ...-.l.iv.l I., iri...!. t.. ( 
Tln.nKi.'.. 1.1 N'x'.livill.., nn.l ll«'' n^ini wiili il..' u..r|.s nur.l.i'.l ... CI.. 



ninri'li.'.! I.. (Vnlorvillo, hI,.,-,. iI... r.'-ini.'i.l «-..» .Id .il.il l.i -nai.l ll... f,..,l 

llni'lv Uiv.T lw,.l,'li r..r Ih.' :..|v;,n.v ..f II,,.,,!', :...,iv. ll,:.i «,.- U.,,vv,. I, 

imikin- ilsiv„_vin 1I..1I dircii,,... (I,. N„v. ..,1„t itu, 11 1 l..,^i..._. |.;, 

on ll.c 'IVnn.'.swc liiviT, ,ii..l IV d....' i„ NasLvill... xvl,,.-,. ii r,r„.,i I. ii. 

f,.rliliciili..n« in IV....! .,1' il.nl .ily. ....'il il.,' ar.i.v ...,.l,r (i.„ Tl .- i.i. 

IVciMnlior, nn.l, ufiLT tw„ ,la.v.V »„v..T,, li-l.tini;. uII.tI). ,l,'f,';.l, ,1 II 1 



Tl.fOno llun,lrc.l.ii..l Tli 
llyin-f..c until the 27ili, wIi.m. 
Ilivor, il was ..nJcr.'.l inl.. cm. 

I'nilu.rk.'.l ..n a hI.'iii.i.'i' an.l ». 

(III. .,(• .Mnr.l, ll„, r.-i,..,i,i 1. 

N..ril. (V.'.,li..,. Il:.il.„:.,l. i,. Il 






Ol.i.,. :,.|,I II. ,'...„ t,, W'.i 



\\'w» K.,rk, r„.ir mil.-, li.'l.nv Kin-s Tl.o .M...i,.y w.,.- Iliis|.,,l will. s,i,r,'H., 

liavinn j.i-l »ur|,ris.,.l i.n.l i-ai.luiv.l iw„ iv-iiu,,|.i.s „f K.i.i.t.. i.-..,.|,s. i.m.I 

•,l..'.'k.'.l I..V ll.u .livisi.in 1,1 whi.'li the ()...' Ililn.lml ai.,1 'I'l.irli.'lh l..'l..i...;,',l. 
i.-„r lH„ .liiya ll... r,-iiiie.il was ,.n-a..;.,il in .■..ntinual .skir.nishi,.- with th.' .-...Mny 
nn.l ..n the HMh tl... r,.,.„.y n.a.l,. a heavy as.-a.ilt, wl.i.h was .•.■|„ils.,l «iii, 
pvat h,ss t,. him, a.,,1 !,.■ Il,-,l in -fat ,li<n..l,r IV,,.,. li.e li.l.l Tl.,. r,L.in,.a,t 
k a., a.tlv.. |,a,l in 11... l.alll,., an.l ,li~l i.,..;...- I ilM,.ir hy il. ,„„l,„.., a.., I 









Sh.Tman. thai arrlve.l th. 
'ri.e|-,.;;i i.l ro.nain.-. 



lhellllh„r.\|.iil, wh,.ulh,. 
.■l„lhi.iL'. wl.i.l. l.a.l I ,. 1 



lin.liii;.'. thai he 
...ss n.a.l,. nverl.i 



■M.,.v. isi; 
('. Van.T ; 



and (m the 
ally .n.h,!. 



I'r"v.'l„rihe„ r, y 1, 



■ ; Tl... ()...■ Iliin.l.-...l an.l Thiily.siilh H..f;i.n,.iit, was .,r-ani/....l at In.lian- 

'"' a|a,lis a..,l m.lMcr..,linlo tl rviee of the Itnite.l Slal...s „n the 'JIM ., I' May, 

"" l.^lil I was imni,-.lial,.|y all.T or.leir.l In |,i„,t,..1 t.. NashviU,., T.a,.,. 

.'."" t Ka.-h ofth.'se re;;imenl,s, ..n arrivin;^ at Nashvill,,, was nsMj;i.,..l to .Inly, 

I'l"' I at. .lillerent. p.,inl,, al„i,,i; the .Vashville ,V rl.attan,»,-a an.l ,M,.,n|.l,i.< .t 

f..r the lran.<i...rlali,.n ..r.^ipplie-s I., his army, ih.-n a.lvanein;;" on Atlantn. 

The re-in.onla i.ach .servc.l l„.yon,l the |,eri„.l ..f its ,iri-l.ml ,.nli.«lmenl, 
wh.'n Ihey rel.irn...! |.i In(liana|,..lis, where lh..y w.Te linally ilijcl.arp'.l. 



r,l in l.os|,ll"l i" ■ -', I .laiar, M, U,',>;l,t, |.nvi,l' Wi'sl 

I tjai.inci Varjan 



ne, n„,rlr. C.x, Tn.vl„r ll„r.,a.;l„vo, 
illi,ui. \\'al.>rni,n., Jn.i.rM Wair^attg, 



MILITARY IliyTOHY. 



•llinTV KUTIl IlKlllMKNT — ((INK III: 
DAVS KKHVII^KI. 






ilcr lliill...l.iiiirw. Mo«i lliiirelipr, 
I II. I'lirriniiiiti ( prnmnli'il C'ir|«.nil ), 



Till' One llundrcl nnil Fnrtj- wcnnd Kp;;iiiipnt Wiis rcciiiilH for llic nnc- 
jTiir Kcvvicc mi.lrr llic rail nP .luly, 1 SCI, and w,i« nr-nnizcd and inusliTi'd 
ihiM llic srrvirf ..f 111.. I'liilp.l Suit™ ,it Iiidi,i.inp.ih>, nn Ihr :id of Nnvpinbcr, 
ISll-l, Willi .loliii M. ('nlil|.nrpl ns Colonel. On ll.o I81I1 nf NovpniliiT, llii- 
n-iini'iil l..fl rndiiinnpolis for iVaslivillc, nnd on iH arrival llipro, wan np.Ki-nod 
to llic f;arrison of the ]>osl, and was ns-ii:Tird fo llic Second Uri^adc. Koilrlli detac 
Itivision, of liic 'I'wrniii'lh Ar'ny ("orp^^, wliich division had hocn led in in llial. section of 1)1 
'I'cnncssco, nl llic lime tlic otiicr division.^ of llial corps slarlcd on l)ic Miardi 
Willi Slicnnan from Allanla lo Savaiinali. Umm>f llic lialllc of Na.^livillc, 
111.- I.ripidc l„ vvlii.l, 111.. (Inc lliM,.ir,..l and Korly-scrnnd was atlaclicd, was 
in 111.. r...s..iv.., an. I ...•cii|iii..l ili.' iiim.r lin.i of llic defenses, exlen.lin^ from (he 
Ciimlicrliiii.l liivcr l.i l''.irl Nc^lcy. .\fier llio ball.lc, the re};iment was 

Mill of duly, l.Hi;r., and left at oncn f.ir In.Iianapolis, arriving llicrc on ihc 
ll'.lh, wlu.n Ihe inin wrc paid olf an.l finally disi-harRcd. 



iirNhiiKii AMI Kirrv-Tiiiiiii iikciimknt— (onk-ykah sKiivirr.). 
One Hundred an.l Fifiylliir.l U..|.'iiiiont was orjzani/c.l and ninslerod 
servi.'c ..f Ihe Unit,..l Slates al Indianapolis on the 1st day of iMnrch, 
itii Oliver II. 1'. Carey as C.donel. It left Indianapolis on the I'lih fur 
..,Tcnn.,lmt was hailed at I,..iiisville, Ky., by or.lcr of lien. I'almcr, in 
.1 in Kenlncky, and ..,.nl lo I!u<scllville, Ky., ami fr.iln that point 

Companies " 1.)," " (i " an.l " II " w,.rc at .lif- 
fcrent limes cn-a.u'cd in fishtin.!,' ijticrrillas, an.l hist five men killc.l an.l 
wounded. On ihe llilli of .Itine itic r..;;ihi..iit relumed l.i I.iMlisville, an.l 
was as.si-n...l t,. .Inly al Tajh.r llan-.ieks, in that ,.ily, where il r..iMnin...l iiolil 
the llh of Sepl.ioli.r, wh.M il «ns iMiisl..r,..l onl of the .scrvic.. and left imm.- 
diately for In.itaoapolis, nn.l .111 (h.. Ilth was finally discharged. 



nfantry I 



Pccemhc 



.call w 
.eiilly 



i.lo f..i 



i.ncnis for II 
; un.h.r llio 



Bubseip 
snmc arm of ihi- service and terms of enlistment were 
calls, the One llun.lred and Forty-seventh, the One In 
iin.l Iho One llun.lre.l and Fifty-fifth ltet;iincnls were e 
the service of the United Stales, and sent into the fiehj 
The One llun.lred and Forty -seventh He(;imcnt, n 
npolis, nn.l muslcrc.l into the service of the United 
JIareh, IKIIf), with Milton I'e.len as Colonel. On t 
Bpolis for Ilarjicr's Ferry, Vn., and, on arriving ihel 
town, where it wa.s nssit;ncd to one of the provisional . 
the Shcmindo.-ih. From that timo until it was muster, 
was cn<;a;xcd in performing guar.l duty at Stevenson .'■ 
Hcrryvillo, Harper's h'erry an.l Marylan.l Ileighto. The regiment was niiis 
tcrcd out of tho service on the 4th day of August, 18115, and left for In.linn 
apolis, arriving thereon the !Uh, and a few days after the men were discharged 

ONE lltlNllllKIl AMI FdUTV-HKVKNTIl HK.IIMKNT — ^ONB YF.All NKRVIOK) 
I'rJTStrn — Ororge W. lliinn, IjPvi llolloway. 



Elates <m Iho I Ilth of 
:- lllth, it left Ili.lian- 
marclied to Charles- 
p-isi.ms of the army of 
out of the service, il 
ili.m. Summit I'.pint, 



The One llundrr 
into Ihe service of ll 
April, 18115, with J 
regiment left Indian 



lirrY-FIKTII ttKIIIMENT, (ONK-\ 

id Fifty-fifth H..giment was orga. 



Slate 



ISth of 



On Iho 2i;tb of April, the 



iM. Wilson as CV 

ria, Va., and was assign.-d lo the I'rovi«i.>nal llrigaile of 
the Ninth Army Corps. On the :!d of iMay, it was trnnsferrod to Dover, 
Del , at which placo companies were detjiehcd, and sent to ('..ntervijle an.l 
Wilmington, Del., and Salisbury, Md. On tlio return to tho regiineiit eif two 



TOliY OF IlAMII/rON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



Till- 'I'wi-nd.'lli l!nlli'i,j', l,i(;li(, Aidllcr^-, wn» nr^aiiiml nl. liiili;i.iiip..li!., nn.l 
iNlcr.l iiil.. Ilw sorvii-p i.flhc |Inil..l Sliilrs.mi llinliHli iiP Si'|.l.jitil.iT, IKlili, 
il, I'nihli A,lt..s,M,»C,i|.lnin i>iia w.i« ,ml,.rr,l lo llni.l.TM.M, K v., (Ml 111,. I',,!- 

«in- ITll, nl Ur, r„,l.,.r, Tlir Mia „l II. .hLts..,, W:,. ,l,..rl, .,s l|„. l,;,MrrV «;im 

in Mril.r.'.hi. N.i-linll,., Tr,,,,. hi .iainiiMv, I si;:;, ili,. Tui'iiiinli iiir 1 iN 

II" liver Kli'viMilli ll:iii..r.v,iii |„ii>„nMn. .if o^^•l^ im.l «;,v ,i,.-i.unr.l In 

Ij III llw r.irliliniliiiiis „r .\,„livill,., li.iviii- i-liiir-c nl' llii' fii'-i' (.'iiii.-. ll 
Miiiiii'il llhTr until III,, liih III' Oiiiilier, wlwii, liiivin- rooiMvpil n n.'w (lAd 

ll,i-.Vof ^'iiiiH iinil riill ,v|,ii|„n,.nls, il wiisindcivH In llii' friinl, .nnii wiis n'^^h^ 1 

iluly rin 111,, li r 111,. Nii.livill,. fc ClLillimnnpi Uiiilma,!. Tin- Imllciy 

iniincil on lliis iliilj- nnlll llic .".ill i.C Miuvli, Irtll4, wlii'il il. wii« a.«»i?n,.,i In 

!• pirriunn i.f lliiit piiBl. On llio 2«lli i.f .Inly, wlii'ii il .jolnnl its (..nii. 
III.) in llii' lii'lil, liHnri' .\lliinlji, il Imik iin iirlivn |mrl. In llin xii'Ki' nl' liml. 

.'OoIiIr. C'liiilliiliomiioo lllvur, uml udiT (lio biillli' nf JniioiilMmi, Il rcturncil 






„n. hill niiiiiv I'Kc'IK'iil nlliivrM iiii-l K„l,li,.rK 



111 111,. l-i.j:lnii n.i 

t Illllrl. of 111. 






LIST OF OFFlOlALy 



Cipliiin— .lamo!. h'nilcv. 

I'ir.l l.iclllcn.inl — II. W Hooker. 

Socon.l Licnls„a„l_l,r.i,.l, A|.|.lcp,lc. 










rnplnin— Nclicniinh llrooks, 
Kirsi Liciilcnanl— Cory.lon lln.lli. 


rnplaio-WilliamH-. Connor, 










I'.ililuin- William W. Connor. 
KirsI l.iciilcnnnl— Thomas .! Tccil 


rn|,l..in-Nm,o S. I'ollins. rc-.i^-oo.l Mnr.l, IH. 

Kir.l l.irotoi.ani— A.l.li-on M. Ilu,ii,. loiierr.! 1 

Fifly-scvcnlli llot.iiorni ; clcorjic Tdcr, promolo.l I 


ilr.l .Si mo 




,.,.,,,„„. ,n 




n^ri :; J;;;:„'inrcr ^ZIl 


(ji|ihun_riprir|;c IV. \l,vor«, ri'»i(.'Tioil (klolur 




'■■""■"■ 






Srcm,.M.'iVo'lZ'anl'-.lm-nl, .S(P|','|,|.o'^ *"''' 

l',ipl,>i„-\Villi„o, N..:,l, rnl.-H.l I'oilc.l Malrs BCrvic 
'ri'r"l i,lo."l'r",ool'-^''lll«,ir,l llorvr,, ci.lrrr.l Unilcl S 


E£Vu=So;::'o-;;, 










Caplain—lolin S. Hollo,,. 

|-h»l l.iciloi.onl-.Spannlor 11 H,pp. 

Sccon.l l.icMon.inl-.lolin Slopl,rn,,on. 



NAMlvS OF COIi.VTV OFFICIALS FKO.M TlIK iiRi;AN1ZATI0N OF HAMll.TON COUNTY IN IS'2:! TO ISSO. 



HT^f.Ional'n Tolljom. 



■oiil, li. Oray... 
srpli It. dray... 
<rpli It. (Iraj... 

mrs II. Chrljli'n 



rilh^TORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



■>l';\ I'lliAl, TdW.NSllll'S OF ll\MILTON COUNTY, FROM IS.")!) TO 1S80. 



\:i,,,l 1 .r..„,,..C.W. nearly., 
. !A- T. ,l,-.M,p 







LIST OF OFKIOIALS. 




SI 




GOvii:iiNoi{y. 




KK 1 'ri^]si<:ntati vii]t^. 








rdk.nhi. Ki>«. 


lSli;=i;:;:r,::::::::::-::::: 






7|M.()Arth, 


1 .. ■ 










nl 



rnlnry i 






IS77 Thomas A. llcrHlrick».. 



sii:isrATC)itH. 


! 

1 


K..... T„ 


t 


1 ,. . ' Jlnrion, Shell.}-, Mn.lisnn, llniiiillOD. Rush, 


i 






l»-.'iilM;Tlalv,„FI.-lcl.or Mi.ri..n, llni.lrick!.. Ilninilloil, Mi.di»on. 




1.MJ7 IHUHCiKin Klclchcr Miiri.m, llm.lriiU, llamillon. Mn.lison. 


„.,„,„,„,,,. .,, , I M.in-n.llc-n.liicU, ll,.ii,il(on, ilnncock, r»r- 
K:I» IK'J'.lCnIvin Klrlchcr ^ ^^,11 j|„.|ji,„„. 




K.".i IH.HiCilvin Flclchor Marion, llon.lrick., Ifniuillon, Ifancook, SlR.li'M, 




u',, 1011 .• , ■ 11,1 ( Marion , llrn.iricks, llamillon, Hancock, 
■'""'"" """'" / Ma,l,-on, lloonc. 


1 


H,„ iH:,2raivi„ ncch.r ; '':^;;:;„:i;;;;;;'i:;";,::"^,::;;,:i'';;^:;Xr ""'■'" 




h;,._, l„,;l,.,l^.|„ KIckhcr » Marion, llanullon. an.! all Ihc IcrrKory norlh ! 


HMI'^II Uc.an.lc- r Moni.o,, ( Marion, llamillon, an^ all Ihc Icrrilory norlh j 
J nfllan,illon 10 Iho Miami llc.cr»o. | 


"lll-llihrnrv llradv ' Marion, llamillon, an.l all llio lorrilory norlh 




» ;'.! lHI2.lacol, Anflp llamillon an.l llonni'. 








H^.■. IHIK Hm. W. Conner llamillon, lloonc an.l ripl/.n. 




HIH 185V! Wm. (!ar»cr llnmiltoi., llonnc ami Ti|.lni.. 




K.-,-J IHf.i; Nrwl.in .1. .la.k.on llamillon, lloono an.l liplon. 




H-,i. IHi.l |„|,„ nrprn llamillon, lloono and Tiplon. 




MCI Ix.-.MIcrgo 11. Ilriihl. llamillon an.l Tiplon. 




hi;.-, 1h,;:. limirl 11. llrown llanMll.m an.l Tiplon. 




Mr,|iIH7:l.lol,n(lrorn llamillon nn.l Tiplon. 




87SIK7r, William 11- llrlan llamillon an.l Tiplon. 




.H76 1B77 rncr rarilvvcll Ilan.illon an.l Tiplon. 




ft77'l880.S. .M. Tajlor llnmillon and Tipton. 





NA.MKS Oj.' .MISCKI.LANKOIJ.S CdliNTV OKKIt'KIl,'^, \H'1A T( 
I.SSO, HAMILTON COUNTV. 



Sj-.li,or llalc; iso,,|o iHo-J. n 
\. 11. Cole; |HllllolHII,.l.,l,n I 
to IHllI, .latoh llohl.ins; I.SIH 



iiig; IH'JO, .tosppli Kirkrn.lall; 1H27 lo 1.831, C. W. llarrn.Mi 
llnrlork; ls:ll lo 1 R:i:i. II. W. Clark ; 18:14, .lohn Tliorp ; 18:1, 
I., I. Kinncmun ; 18;ii;, "AiUlionj- KryhorRcr ; 18:17, Amos I'almr 
nrlock, .V. J ; 18:18, Isaac llurlock : IB:)'.l, II, I,, llnrclmm ; 18:|' 



I N. .1 : 18:17, laaac II 



) \ha:<. N. C. Heals ; l84llo 18ir., 
Ihony Kr.vhorgor; 1847 lo 1848, / 



1848, 10 Uloominulon Univer.<ilj- ; Kranris II. Cogswell. Jr., 184:i, lo lILjominglon Unircr- 
aif). ; .lolin ,M. llhiM, IS.Vi, lo W«lia»li C.lleje ; .lames SI. Smilh, 1867, lo Uloominglon 
UniTerBJly; (1. W. Granger, 18011, lo Waliash College; W. MaloH, 1871, lo Wahasli 
College : 1877, Alberl K. Warner, Klwno.l T. (leorgo, M. C. Marli, lo PnrJu» UnlTer- 
sily ; Clnjlon Marlj, 18711,10 Turduo Univcrslly. 



rOWNSHIP HISTORIES. 



1^.:;::,:' 



X.m.u,I..T, is:;:;. Ihiu.i,,-, tl 

Wrill..,! U ll„. CnMMH It,.;,!. 
finiliuilS (.r |n»||.h||, l.,..MI'l:i 

Sliirts and rniiiilv. wlio si<ill< 



ii iIm' i;iI, ..r 



Hh' h.lirlll .Ml.llllnll wo» ,u«,\r l.v 
111. nll.l is n «ul.,livi..in„ o( (lM(ln, .V, 
lll.i.st .■.TlMl- nf .,,1,1 l,h,l. It is 



|,1„', ,.,ni|nii,L-ll,. 
aIh.I,. mi.l onr Imll 
i.lini; S.ilimv Nn. f. 



^,,,r.r,.\r,ii'Sh,.,^'>r^v<->i>. .t'^<\^r^^^ ,^ 



\;i/t"- -^: — r f - • -gj 

;^ PT Px i . 'f " 




N()l!l,KS\nr-LK TOWNsill 



83 



nl wl,r;it - v„rinuil.l.',| |,y ||„. «„r,ls, " SiVll liril.l' 

Al ll>.' ''^■"i.- 11 tin- it w,i« '•Hnln;,l. Th-M 

f I" ■■ n l.i'l'lrr ,.r,s„iric-i.Mil l,.n-lli In rcii.'ll 111.' 

I<i.ll:.nl Mill.T»;>'<;.|.|...inlr.l I'irr Wi.nl.'ii. ninl 

I^H,„,l.'r,'.l. .1. n Drirn »:,^ ,.|,|.,;nlr,l ,.k.. 

l"ir:iliM„ l„.lrr,l,lsi„ •|„„■.,ll..„,T^,^l,.,..^v,.n■ 



..Mny \'2, IMI',1 
.Miir<-lil!'J. lS-,1 






N..l.lrsvill,. /,•.,,/-/,,• ..r.I:,l,ii:i 






M..,„rv, Miirlin M. I!;,v. I!,i 



nnslillv-rMiir, »lulrll,r 
111,- IVM.Il mC llir rlrri, 

.1. M. M.ll.iv, .1, I! I. 



1, lns„|.,.ljlli.(;rm,i,„.. „l. 

■^. will l,n m,|,|>liP,l, .» sl,.|„ „r,. 
s)iiill cn.sl, i,l,„nl ?1 1,1111(1. Al 
llmr hIi.h.1 I.Mil.linjw, of Hi,' 



M:,.v..r, riavi,! ,M„w; (Vmni'iiiruMi, 
I).Sl,'|.li,.n»,.n; Wiiliaiu limi,h,rl, 



(IIIAPTKR II 
(ill iiciii;s. 



-,■ l,„l/. ,,M,| |l.,vi.l Al.i 






,/, ■,;■,/, Al.",,. Iliiil III,, n'^r„|:,|. „„,,.|in^r„ „r III,' C'liiiiiH I,,' li,'l,l „n ihi' liri^l 
iii'H,l;iv ill ,'», h ni.'iilli, III III,' „lli<',' „r lliiviil M,,.".-. 
.MiiV^il, IS.Vl.il, w;wr,'S„lv,',l "Tliiil, lli,'l'nvii,.r.\„l,l,',-,vill,'li,.|i,-m','r„rlli 



,r,iill,',|, •.\m iuI i;.r III,' iii,'.,r|i„nili"ii nC l.iwiis, .1,'liiiiii- iliiir |,„wi'p., |ir,iv 
in;; liir llii' clc'limi nl' nllln'rs lliiTi'iir. nil, I il.'cliirin!,' Hii-ir ,liili,'M. A|,|irn\ 
June 11, lti.'i:i.' " Mny 28, tlic bniird iikI at the court lioiiac, wliun a seal v 



cliilwIJ C. Reel, .Inmcs .M. Uuglikn sml llfnrj- DowUnJ, were corJI.IIj r 



HISTORY OF IIAMri/rOlSr COUNTY, INDIANA. 



M.li.,, i;,.,.|V ,. „,.,li, (M..VV Tipl.M. iMmI lln,v;,nl 

,„ ,..,mI ..1, ihr «, -I, :,i,.| in, iM.lr.l „ h,,-,. |,„rli..ii „r .M,ni..M 
- Mi.y hr i„i,,.-h„-: Alln, Wilry, I'r.'si.lilij; Kl.l.T I 

lilt I'irmlirr , .i,.|V,lli;lll S Williillll". I,n,-;,| | •r,,|,|l iT ', 



I till ..fllli- lll.y 

A. Willi, r !■; 



i„-,,.,.lii,J» ii.liMill.il I.,i,..' IImiI... k. \i Ihirlii.i. (■ \V 

M.lliliiM lllini-.M. Itnli.Tl CiillnnM, Klirlir/il llMrl.i.k, .1 H 

M;ir\ W.iiiil 



IsTI Milt-ii M,i 



- .ili.ii.i,..n.liiiiii,iiv L':.,l.il|ii«inj. M MillriN «:i 
M .l.iMil~M„ \.-,ll,n,l, mill .liiliH T i•.:^. lim. 



,-Milll( (II hiill.v .JliM iViiM. ihr |.i,l|iil i.r III,. Mi-ll>iiili-l |-;|ii-,,i|ul 

,, : Il.r.. «,,< lirM 111, III- 21111, .l.i> III- |)i,.|.Mil.,r, ISIS, i,( ,vIm.-Ii 

V, W II, Hi-n- villi. Ilil-l ,1- M..ilrl,,ln|-, ,\l lllill limr. Ill,- IMI.HUM- 

,•. .l„»,-lili Ci.ilii,, .lull,, T, Cull,,, lli,l,rrl T, Ciulii,, MiiiL-invl l',iili,i, 

„.\v,T, Siil.im l.invir, Ai r .l.n,,-. .\:„,.y .l,ii„w, W, I' \Vi,.^,iiii;„i nml 

iinililP. ,r. S. l,i,»iT «i,s ,l,.i-,„ S,,ivl;,n ; Cillli- ,Mi,il,rv ;li„l .l..^,|,|l 



»;,-;i._-ii„ i.|,i|il.iir.|. i„ iiMiinniiiiii, «iil, ilir ,l,,iivl, III Ciiri.iiimn, Ml ;, s,li,n- A 11 ,Tu mil, , iM 1 lir Mil, , if I ■,l„M,,ry, ISIH, M ,- A, II, U.i...,'r^ ,u„l 

„rS:;.MI. :,„i|:, l,i„,.|. r,i,„„ i . , . . Kiirll.irl I'.ill. UVIV l,',.,Mii il^llirnilir,., IIMil l,-,i ,l;,ys hliT, ,1,1 1, UniV. 

.•vlMiMir,., .11111,1, |,„, uill, ;, r,|.|.„, I ..ilM.I, - uiil , ivr l,,|,| ,i,i,-,h„- |,,„,„,^ j ,„,,,^ ,; |^„„,_ |,;|;,,,1„,| |, |,.„„, ,„„| |,|„„|, \ (',,1111,-1,11111, ,S„1,.,,- 

nhiilii „„,ililr i„ ,,iM. |„ ilii. ,.|,ll,.,ii iiiiiil «,. I,:u,. li,,,,i „,iii-„;illv ,|„„„||, „„,i,,|,,, „,.r,, l,,,),! ri-uhirl.v by Iti'v, .Mr, II,,;.,,,,-, ,ii,iil i„ n,ii,l„.|-, 

'''''-'"'■ ' ■'■"'"" ''""' ""' " "■"""'■■' »"'' "i—-" llii"-. «,■,„■,' i,~,-,|, „|,r>, 1,.- ,li,-,,,l l.i,,< y„.i-s «... sliil,-,i supply ,.ril,l^cl,uiTl,. (In 111,, I Sill 

1,1,1,, 1,1 ,;;1M, lllr IV;,,],', ii„ly i„ ,p,;,lily „,„l ipiiililily |„ , iil ill,,;; In llii i„„l,.ni,l „|, .|„|,, |s.-,i;, U,,,-, .|„1hc.« .McCl.y CllMlMclhv,!, Ill,' .•lllin-ll l„,i„- «itli„nl, ,iny 

«iil, «l,„li «,, liiiv,, l„,,n „,ppl,i„l, j 1,,,,,,,^ i„ ,|„, i,„,>,,-,,|, ,M„r,.|, ,, |s:,,|_ ,1,,. r,-,'„r,l (,r lli,. cl.invl, «„s ,.x„n.in.-;i 

i l.v l!,v. IvIhmi-,1 S,„ri,-l,l, lunl iippn.v.Ml. M.n-l, 2:i, |S.;:i, tl„. fnll.Mvin- per- 

,MMii,.i.isT .,ns,„|,,M, , Ml II, 11. „„„ „,,.,,, ,,i,.,,|,„i r,-„sl,.,-.« : .r. A. (iiirvrr, IVl.-r liiir,', Aimer .l„i„s, .1. T. 

'I'l' !'«■■■ '" »lii,li II ,-r,i:..,li„n ,ir lliis .M.nli ,i„„.|s r„r «„r.lMp i, (Vrlj,, ,„m1 li. T. Cinliu. TImm,. " „„ , i„n, il «,,, r.-.,.lv,„l I Itev. I,, I'. 

..il,i:,l,,,l 1,1 ll„, ,,i,i,i.,' ,i|- Ai,il,,,-,iM iiMil Clinlni, ,slr,,H., il, llii, lily .il' .\,iI,I,,h. W,,|il^,,r l„, nnll,i.ri/.,.,l l,.«'ll Ihr l„.ll l„,l„„f:i„.,. |„ ll„, ,,|,ur,-li, r„r li„l U. tl„M. 

vill„. Tl„, l'i,sl„r.nl ilii.lii. ■ll„,li,slr.,nrir,ii,ry„i,r,»iHlIi,v. l'rii.lCr„(l, ?Hl(l;" (I,., .n„m-y I,. I„. „ppr,.pri,.l,.,l to tl„- painting- nC llw cliur,-!, „n,l f.,,,-,., 

Til,' liisl .|U,irl,Tly <-,Mir,mi,v lli.,,l, i,„,|u.l,'.l llmnilli.n CMUnly vm,s l„,|,i :,i ; ,i,„l .Mr. ',\V1,I„t \ya» tli,' liiinMiT in .■liar,;,- n( llic liimv On Hi,' III, ul' 

Wi»c'HS,,|io„ll„„w, cm llirliTlli ,lay.,r IVn,inl„,r, IHJS. Il «i,,s ,;,ll,,,l ilu- , ll,,,,,.|i,l„,r, ISll,"!, il, wits lnvllu,r r,.i.„lv,,,l lli„Ur n pur,li,w,T r,.,il,l l.,> r„iin,l 

Full Cnrk Ciniill.. I|.h lH.Hii,l.iri„H wiih'.I I<> iii,'lii,l,' iMmlls,,,. r,„inly „n 111,' I iIh' rliiinl. ho mW U i\,\i:,i\. 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 



o,,:,- I 



• .7..1,n!.nn, lirni.iniln (liir.lii 
A. KoIktIs ..(■ Niil.l.'svill. 
,.;irs, Hey. H.niniuin (i 



\r slinrti.r |»H'li<'i|«ifln.i; in i(s 



trii. 


■'1. 


liit'h Ii 


' li.'i'l 


Ol.lrr 


1 ..1 
.las 


_-.llli.^r.l 
Tl Kllll 


mill i 
y, <:>r 


.(■ ». 


sl,i| 

.l.r 


J. M.S 


„illi 1 


\ H 


Kn 


-l.t,«li 


. SUIT 


rfl 1 


11- cl 


urcli s. 


l„™l.. 



,l„. «nrk i;n«:,nl tn ,.,„„|,1...,.„k I, w.« ,v;„ly 
Tins sduHiir.. ,n„sim,(,-s th,..i,- present |,liu-,- 

('(i KMcr Itiinily, antl was .su('(;c.s.srui ; luit MMor 
1 llir latl.T,.li.rviiy pnoily.and liis fccl.lr lal.nrs 
s„r-aniz,'il apiin. KI.I.T (Jlocn, fr.nn Dc'tniil — 
ani.-nils. Kl.l,r(i. Ii. Pnpo <1id nnnli to l.ia.'o 
AKxan.lor also <li.l liis work well. 'I'hcn came 

Ii Heel a-airi to deinoialize ami tliscoiiraf;e, si> 

i, nliy a eon^rre-alion could lie af-scud^led. Tim.- 



I!ev, W. II. 
u 111 lilly-liiui 



Chris' 



l.in-er at lliis clnir-c. The chiireli \mn n Sunday school ol 
nieiiiliin, witli Mr. William K. Tlioiniui as Superinlondeut. 



Tlii.- 



of lie 



V L'. rn.n, Indianapoli.., 

Ill exery Sal.lialh, alllioii^li 



In .Nolilesville, nnil. r (h. 
will, a melnliership of Ii 
preaehin-waHliehloneeper mi.iilli only. 

liev. .1. Youn- remained as i'asL.r lor Hie coMLTe-alion „p lo al.out llie 
11,11 o|- 1 H.V.I, liei^oilar »erviee« were Iheu di.seonliuued till al.out Sepleniher, 
IKI'i."!, when Uev. J. Youhk nt said selioolliou.sc a-aiu sueeccdcd lu ^^elliiii; Ihis 
ulmreli lo orpinizc. Jicv. Zacliariali lloherts a.s.si,^led luucli to help rc-orf:ani?.e. 
At the reliremeut of liev. Youn;; in ISf)',!, lids clnircli was made up of seven 
nimniunieaid.'^ and here it is worthy to record that those faithful seven con- 
As formerly, (irenching was hidd only upon days of the sneraiucnl, or once 
per niontli. Wc may properly add, (no, that such services were necessarily 
held nt sundry and irrc^'ular plaws up to llic coin|ilclion of their present house 
of worslilp. Kollowing Kcv. .lesso YounK, since about IHfifi, tlicir pulpit lias 



CHArriiJU I If. 



-ar,l,I,,l S.hnuh, 



rpilK hij;h..school huililin-, known as the " .'Seminary." was IhiIIi in I 
-i- autumn of IS7II, and is two .stories lli^^ll, l.esides a liasriiaol, Tlir ,ii 



liuildin- is of brick, the ha.semen 
liinensious, the cdiliee is Ii2.\8( 
Hie veslihule20.x2.". feel, lu all I 
III ceiliu-. There ar.- four schoi 
size, each liavini,- four lar^-e wind. 



In the sprin- of ISCII, win 
iniueil upon, the School Hoard 
rison and John Slc|ihenson, \ 
Ihcmsclves aliout the aecnmula 

of ii,ei.Miidiii-was?-2i;,niin. i, 

and al.ove ihal on hand, of a 



hein;.; of sloue 
feet; the .ichii 



I nnceii feet from Ho. 



of .Messn^. T. T. Butler, V,. M. Mo 



■ans to that end. The estiuialed co.st 
which would reipiire an anionnt, over 
,11110; hence, on the 8lh day of ,May, 

make op Hie delieieney. Twenty days later, the former order was made more 
dilinite, and the hoard declared that honds of the af;-re^'atc sum of .*20,l)(lll, 
in denoiuiualions of *l,n(lO each, payahle in twenty years, and directed a levy 
of .■>!) cents on each ?1II0 valuation of ta.iinhles in the eorporation. The pro- 
|u..sid honds for the amount named were not issued, however, until the 2Klh of 
. I line, I.S7II. In the mean time, on the 8th of April ]ircccdini?, Jlr. T. T. 
lliiller, one of said hoard, resi-ucd his Irii.st, and Leonard Wild wa.s ap|minted 
in his stead. On the day following the i,s.sue of these honds, Jlessrs. K. M. 
Morrison and John D. Stcidien.sou, two of said hoard, liled with the County 
Auditor, their houd, in the penalty of 8 10,(1(111, to .secure the corporation ou 
the sale of honds so i.ssued, the said Trustees Inniii;.' hcen ap]iointed to ne^o- 
linle Huch sale. Octohcr J, foUowin-, the hoard directed the 'freasorcr to 
redeem S1,(I00 of (he school honds, and jiay the same lo 1,. Wild for one of 
said honds negotiated (o him. 

In (he winter of 1S7 1 -71!, the school hoard havin- filed u report of their 
transactions in that hchalf, ii committee, consisting' of J. Stalhinl, A. Kline 

27th of January, 1872, suhmiltcd their report of such exntni nation, in snhstaueo 

as follows : 

I'riiocc.ls i.f boniia, less discounts {20,nOO) ^..f21,o7R 00 

Proceeds of bonds, loss discnunls (2,tK)0) I,H80 (10 

Total amouni of fuiuls received Ji2.'),4r.B 00 

Total amount of funds ozpenilcil, including buildings, out- 
houses, fnmiluro, etc j;21,0li2 80 

Inilebledness jclilne nnil unpaid, about 2,.1O0 00 



1,2(12 8ft 



,.^04 »G 



nrSTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDFANA, 



lUIK'll I 



.•Ill r,r llir Sml.' MiiiLili- il li.'i-<-,„| 
' l,-:i,Aym )«■ l„-l,l i.n.'i- a v.-ir, ..r 
'M,;,n.l-. Th.-r, will, ll„"sin(,. Nn 



,-in>.„,l,.r ,.nl.v u'r 



allMr.l M v,'.|uir..,l fa, 
«l,„s.. ,l„(y i( ,vill 1. 



CIIAPTKU IV 

m;\\si'.\i'i:i(s. 
r n KMMnNs, :, pv;,.t;,..,i |.rn,i..,- ,.,■ K,,,,,., 
1^. (l„. ^,.:„■I>:;^,, :„.l „,„ l,.,i,. , n,,.,l 



M. All IT 

'•'"■'■''. ' 1 

nnliiv. III. 






I,r ,.„l,|i,Mii„„ ,.ril,n r./irl. M-,v^,,l. 



\V. Il,iil..li. li 



,M. Uan.lall nli.l 

In An, ..1^1. 1' 

,Mi~l,.d l.v I'. M. 



II,. »n,v allaa.-.l Hilli'lli,- rlmlrra. n.1,1 ill.d a IV'W ilaVs^aOci 
-ill.^ Ilio alisiMRV ..r Mr. IjiiniHns. in Wasluimlon, llii- papr, 
uspi.n.lnl. SiO™.|M,.|illv ImuvviT, IV ('. I.awjrr, .1. T. V..X 

li.TS, Hi'iv ri|._.a-r,l in 111. iillul ,,fll„. paper. 

.\..l.lrMill.' A-.ir... liaMM,' I n pr..vini„h 

«a^ pm.l,a^,.l liv.I. 1! Cray an.I J. \V. Kvans 



iiii.i :ii;.(; il, ^-nui.' (;, 

Tl„. pivsiail Trii« 
\V,.I. .Marliiiaiiil Kl 



iif iVnl 



ali.lin;;..! Ill,, pnpil. „|(1„. ilillrrrnt cla>.s,.s 
. l,.a,.|i,.rH r,..«p,a.|iv,.|v, iiiiil iniik,.« iiii ,.s,-,.|- 
,!,• A.Nlaliil 117. 1 iiihIIIH; in p.,,,1,. It, !M. I 

n Uranp.,., .1. ('. M.-C.l,., I''. A. Hawking 



nii.ilinio vicinlly. Tlii» scK-imi, lirlil ,.«p.a.iiilly I'lir llio |iri'piiriiliiiii of or 
1'lii.r.M Pur llii' iirlivn iliilii.H iif llnlr pri.rrK.ii (.xcrli'il ii iiiiihI. oxc..||,.mI. iiiHi 



III Willi 






all..n.laiil iipnii 111.. a.h..n in (■.,i,.jr.... ..ii ih.. '. Kaii..as-N..Inaaa ' l.ill, uln'M 

il was .M.l.l l.y 111,- piil.li^lui, I" II. W. Clark, Sr. H,., in inn, .a.nliiiin.l l„ 

„ll„.r lian.ls. Sul,,s,.,p„.n(ly, il wiim piilili.li.-il nn.Ur llic name of iho Tn,r 
MViy, l,y J,. !•;. Huniri.|l, .-inil liy Ituinr.ll \- llar.ly, fur ir .sorlcs of yoar.«. 
S..iii(". Iini.> in 111.. y..ar ISi;..', M.^-^rs llar.ly ,*^ ( 'lark ln'oamo the imrcliiiM'rs. 

Ill 111,, fall ,.r lliat yiar, l,„w,.ur, il ].;,,..,, I inl., II,.. Iian.ls nl' S. K. CIlHsly, 

wlin, a Cw w....k. all.r, .l.a,,..,-,,! (Ii,- n.,i,„. |„ il„. 1I7,,/, /.'iVrr C/r/i-r, 
ll„. fir.l nn,nl„r„l ul,„l, app,.a,,,l ,„ S,.pl,.|nl„T i.niial y,.ar. U.ul.T lIlo 

,...liiiniis ill ISi;.-,, wlii.l, WIS i„:,,i,i.,i„,,l nnlil ll„. la.sl, day of Di-ceuil.or, lfili,'<. 
I'"rai -i.l,ial,l,. p„rh..„ ,.|'ll„. pr, ,■,■,11,,;: liair y.'ars, llin Cl/i./irr linil n 



nn.l „lli..o w, 
ISi;!1,i..„,..ll 



llamllln,, Cam,!;, I!,.,!.!,,, ii, ils si, .ail. On ill,. I 1 1 li nf .Man'll lolliiwiiii;, 
III,. /.V,,/,r,,. was in,.r,.as,.,l i„ an riplil-nhiinn pap,.r, ami wls Hinliniinl in 
llial ii.nn nnlil Manli H, I HT I , wiicn it. liLiain,' ii niiii'-i.„lninn imjior, niiil nmii. 

„nl. in a ii,.w ,lr,.ss. Al llial liiii,., Il ni..,'. wlii,.|i wa.s in Ilnlls ImiiJin^, 

was ,.nlir,.|y |.,.|ill,.,l, iii.w lyp,., a n..w "Day- j,il,l„.r, an,U " PolN-r powiT 
pr,.ss. • Tli,.~. n,.\v i;.aliir,.« wrr,. snppli,.,! al a ,.„sl nl' alainl gll.rillll, and 

i.xi-rlinK an inlln,.|i,... li.r t;,i,iil willinnl parallel in lliis ,.„iiinimiily, lioin;,' nlmiml 

ovi.|ii.Hiv,.|y dov 1 In ..nnnly nll'aii", mid lull lilll,. I„ pnliiicH. 

Til,' NiililMvill,. r,),Mwr,.cm^na,ll- il« lii-Kt appi.arano,' nil the 7lh (if Jnmiiiry, 
1R7(I, iw<ur<l iiii.liT 111,. pr„prl('l"n.liip cif II. li. Sl,.pli,.iis„ii. Il wni. n Bovni- 

clniiin paper, nnd wa.s pulilisli,.,) I,y liini iliiriiif; llic «i mliii); year. On llio 

luHt of Dereiiilior, lie reiilid lliii dllien In nllier imrlleK. .'^iilwi.qiKinlly, tlio 
cimNci|U(>n(in, rVmini'mVi/ »hh piibliHlird by Metwrs. Nil™ & Itodonlinminor, both pnioUotti 



NOBLES VILLE TOWNSHIP. 



87 



riTK.Ts, «),n l,a,I [.rcviouKly r,'. 


led til 


le luijuT presented n neat, anil a 


ttriieliv 


jle unci niake-np, and jironLisci 


til lie a 


was puMisbe.1 and l.y wlioni, ; 


have 


Tlie Nul.lrMill,. l„.l.i,r. ..ne 


nf 111, 



d the nffiee. I'mler their ailniinislration, 
ranee, lieinj; niiicli iinjirovcd iu 
fill enterprise. Jnst how long 



ivere fre. 



The Nnlilesville /I'.y.i././lV-.ll, a new p;iper. 


e..iiiiii.'ne. 


1 its eare.r in the 


sprin-oriSSO, thelirst w.'ek in Mareh. It i 


a .piart. 


"is-l-"! » r^'piT. 


cdiledl.yj. 1). Cheadle, and makes ils appearam 


e re-nlarh 


ovry Wednosdav, 


from the i.lTlee on the sunlheast eorner iif ill 


pnlilie H 


iiare. over Dnnn's 


hardwair si. .re. Tli,' I!.,,,,!.!;,.,,, is al.lv 1 


1.I...1, ils 


■..l.inins heiii^' well 


filled with l.i.al an. 1 -.11. ral li.Ws. ll is.. mill 


.1 t.i an.! i 


re.eivin- a lil.eral 



CHAPTER V. 

1!i;ni-;vi)i,i;nt oiiukiis— ma. 



N;. ;_;, /,, 



r^ii^ 1' 
.1-1 f> r 


{„ Ji-ll—X 



rpilKOnl.iMtl'nv.ii'l Ar 



initintcrl. .Sul.s...iurnt!}, however, until 18: 
tics, ninmi^ wliicli wiis a failuro to iiialvc ami report tlic cundition of ils nlTairH 
to tiie (iraiid I<ncl;;e. Tlic enii.'^efjuenee of this ncj^lcct wa? strikiii;: ilj^ naitio 
frnin the mil of U\-v^. :.( (ho latter <luto, whereby its charter beeaiuc fnrCeitca 
;m(i ii (■r:i'-. i| to Work iturini; tlic |>rrioil from IS^t.'* until 1S47, the f^tntuM of 
tlic |..il_'' itiit.uii'tl ilif --.iiM'', flir imMiiIii'rs (Icpetniiii;; i'or M;i.«oiiic intercourse 
iij'iiii II. i-lilM.riiiL: 1i'iIl:i> In tlir niraii time, many of the oriprnil nicnihen' 

withdrew tlie.nsrivrs fn.ni llie fo!.!. Some, however, continued faithful t.i the 

Crand l.od-e in 1H17, and Joh.rD. SfrphenMui was admitted tn that.'hndy .w 

he Nnlmiitled for consi<lcrntion tlio followiu'; statement : 



pnt olijccls of oiir bolovcJ inflliliilinn, to apply for a dispcDHation, not doubting tliQ 
lie lilierftl iii.lnccnioniH wouM l)c affnrtlcii ilicm, to fliil them in their infancy, wliich 
114 Ciran'l l.odgo has so lihcrally alwnys atfonled to ils subordinate lodges thus situ- 
!'l; therefore, 

Rr^rilrfft, TIml tlic cliartcr to be granlerl to them by this grand body, be without 
y other chfirge ttmn the Secretary's fee. 



nil ol' thi 



the wi.rUn- 
ws: '"riiat 
ir w..rkiie.-s. 



War.l.ii. ■rii.re wir.. 
olin 1). Sl,.pllellson, .lal 



i.u.liiii-. M.ir.li Jll, 1m;«, aii.l Ihe 
lily w..r,. .I.Tiiiiiali l„.:,iiii.i..-, \V..r- 
■anl,.ll, a.l.l Nalhai, 1 1. SI„„.,Mak,.r, 
1m>, K,;„i,.is It. Ci-su-..!!, (;,...r;,'e 



' s].a<.e (»r three weeks — a practjee In-^hly ri'pr.-li.rivil.l,., jl.. 
their future work will lie nniendeil in these r..^|.... i*. w.. r. 
larler ll.. -ianl..il as Ilaniillon L.iilKe, No. TiT. a.i.l ilial 
.1 Worsliliifnl Master, Jann'sli. Hall, S.W..aii.l(;ar.lii.r 1 
1... loll..w,M^. .lay, May is, 1H17, a n.'W .-harler was pant.' 
.II:... siun...l l.y Iv D.nnii,-, ( Jraii.l Ma.ster; II. (i. ilaze 
Ma^l.r, .l.,«..|.li l!..Mi„an.,'*,.iii..ri;ran,l War.hii: .1. S. 
1,111.1 Wai.l.M. an.! ;,ll..~l...l l,y .\uMin W. Morris, llraii.l 
l,.....,.l ..r ll... L-ral,.l l,...lv a.lth..n/lli;.'ils ivMi... 



ofreeord, K 
with the Col 



1 t„ w,.rk as 

i. I .,lh....rs. 

ti.is 1!. C.L's- 
s Ii. Hall, 



l...|._- 






\V:. 



was app..il 1 t.i .halt liy-laws for the I...I.1;.. at the; 

1 till- was h.'l.l on .Salnnlay, .\].ril 211, wlii|.h wa 

hefore Ihe full nio.ni in April of Ihatyi-ar, h..nei: 
d..|eriiiin...l to he hel.l oil .^atnr.lav, 011 or ilnnie.liat 



noMlli. 



Th.. w.ilkorilii. h.d..;.. haviii;: I. 
pro|...re..niniill...-al ll,.. ii,.xt anii.ial 

have examined the workin;,'r, if Ham 
enpy of l.ydaws pres.'nt.'.l with them, 

provision in the l.y-laws of the (ira 

prayer reasonahi.', an.l reenmmen.l th. 

" Rrnolvfd, That a t'lmrlcr tio(5r.\ntc.l 

Lo.lgo. No. 'Vl; an.l that .Irrcmiali Lcanii 



■fl 


rene,. tluTi 


0: "Th. 


e..iiiinilt..e 


1 


o.l-e, nn.le 


di.spensal 


on, and tlio 


fll 


,1 the work 


n-s re-nh 


r, with very 


ill 


the hy-law 


that eon 


ravcnes any 


.0 


-e. 'I'he 


letilioners 


pray for a 


.-e 


and y.mr 


'ommitlee 


deem their 


,pt 


on of the f 


llowing n 






rlilinncrs, 1 


J llio name 


of llnmiltnn 


dtl 


first Manlr 


Ilicrcof.W 


Uiara Conner 



Thin report was iieecpted, nnd the eharter issued, pniwinnt to the reeoni- 
inendatiun nf Ihe committee, and was dated Novemher 20, 1K28; Bigncd hy 
|.;iihii .Stout, Craiid Master; (i. W. Jolirstnn, Pcpnty Grand Master; John 
W. l>avis,.Siiii.,r(lmnd Warden; and CImrle.s I. Hand, Junior Grand Warden: 
attest...! l.y .1. I''. 1>. Lanier, Orand Secretary. 

The pro, .■...liii;,'s of the lod-n were re-nlnv nnd orderly during llic suc- 
iss'iliu" three Years up to IHMl. Mianwhile, six new nieinhers had been 



The 
l..-en ill 
withdra 



, thirteen ]iaBsed and rai.sed, one a.linitte.l l.i meinliershi 



Lodge in the graml h.aly. 

Again, from iMay, IHIII. to IMay 
was diminished hnt.'liltl,', nine havi 
raised to the MiLsler's degTee. IJnrin 
having nrisen, from what eanse does 
withdrew, nnd suhsei|iieiilly aske.l for 
as a sejiarate lodge, which was granti 
on Ihe l.3tli of l.'elirnarv, I.S.-ill, to ,: 



^ssc l,ulz. W. Jl., representing llainiltim 

18.-1II, the working nelivily of the lodge 
:ig heen iniliate.l and pa.«.«od, and eight 
;tliisperio.l, however, somedissalisfaelion 
lilt now appear, fourteen nf the meuihers 
a dispen.salion empowering them lo worlc 
d iind.'r the name of Nohlesvillc l,odge, 
esse laitz, W. M., Jo.sepll Lilt/., S. W., 
and James H. Itrown, J. W., as the first officers, to whom, also, a charter wan 
granted on the 2!)th nf May following, hy the (irand Lodge, with the suggcH- 
tion that, ''It may he tlie wants nf Nohlesvillc re.piire two lodges, hut, as n 
general rule, it cviilenees to your committee, when a lodge divides in a town of 
that Bi-ze, that hrelhren are not dwelling together in unity. AVe hope, however, 
hett<-r thing's of Nohle.sville, though we thus speak." This new lodge took the 
nninher l'i:i on the roll. The following arc the names of tho niemhers of 
Hamilton Lodge, who, having demitted on the llh of Fchrunry, l.S.'iO, hecAino 
the original memhers of Nohlesvillc l/islgc. No. W.\ : Je.s.so Lutr., Joseph Lutn, 
James O. llrown, James >\. Jamison, Thomas J. Lindsey, John 1'. I'atterson, 
John T. Cox, H. (i. Finch, John lie^d, I'Icnsnnt Williams, 1!. W. Jloycr and 
Oar.lner I'erry. This new loilg.', scing the force of the suggestion mailo by 
the l!rand Lo.lge Coininitl.e hefore cited, after n career of less than three ycnni, 
ecivsed t<i work, an.l anrri.ii.hn.l ils charter nnd the members in part Ruhso- 
(piently afiiliate.l with llamillon Ijodgi>. 



Ah.K- IV"M 



niSTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



I ,„.„■, l,:,,-,.,-. A.. 



Cn.iUin, T. .1. I.ui.llrv ;n,.| M. 



Tl,.- InllnU,,,., ;nv 1 1, r , , (1, .T , - , .Ir, I r. | l'.,y,hry,r 

\. |1 I,.■^rn-nM, W M ; W .1. I|..il.iii.l S W 
(l-.ii Mil.-, S, I) (• W M-ln.u, .1. II. !■: K. 
■nul.T. S.n-.hirv; 11 link-, T,lr, 



Wnii.nii ll.,ll:iM.l, S.,ii„. ; 1 .I„l,„ l',,„. 

li:HMl, (■ 11 \Vllll:n,l^ .l..-r|,ll I.mI/., C, W, 

.l..ln, St,n„-n„. .In,,,.. Illlam-. A.M. 



-i,l..r,.|i..,l l,:,.|l.,v„ r.uu.ir.l.'.l 
1 ll,i. lii.,.. .■:,,. ,(i,hr .M;,^.,n,v 
vvhi.l, il is nilill..!. 



("IIAPTKR V 

Itl'.NKMil.KNT ()K|ii;i;S-i 



s:.i.i.-,;ii. !,.../.,.. A'.. /-' 






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M .,k M .-M- IV, -I M, .-,.,, .,1- .M.. 



A \V,.,n«,,,M II 



Sl,:,n lll..,k. \l II,.- .-i,.i 



,.li«.. n 



li.MIH I., IIm 

ili.'vlii.n.r 
lin.nw.ll. 



r.llMi,.|,,i ..,:,.■ |-„,l..l Sl.,1,- «;,. „|.i.i.,|,r,.,l.'lv .•.■l.l.riil.Ml l,v II,.. I„.L-,', 

11,.. i,H|...il:,„l l..nn.. olwhi.h oi.,„M.M, «„. (he ,„l.l,vss,l,.|i<,T...I l.y I', li. M. 
W. K. Ivlwanls. nrT.li-.> Ihuil,', ,-inl.i-m-in^' ,i rarcnil r,-vl,-w nl' [\n- tt-..rkin;;>. 
nfil,,. „r.l,T. l)ni-iiv-ll„.|,..H...lriiil,nu-,..l in ll.iB rfvimv, II n-r,T.-iii-.- I.i llio 
r.-,-.,nl ..r il.- (,-:,ns:,.-li..,„sl,„w,.„n ii„>m-i,s,. kuim nf i,M.n,-y .•x|„.n.l,-,l r..r llin 

III- i-i ,.',■:.! »",ki„--.,ril i-.l,-r ill llii«r.imili-j-. Wiiliiii (li,- jini.Mlii-lii.ii 

..riln.- I.,.!,:.-.- „l,.,i,-, iliirin- 111- |.iisl twnily yi-nm, «Vi,lll 1.-18 l.ml liojii ex|H-iuk'il 



NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 



for cliiiritalilo purpcsi-s— (■crl.iiiilj- n lilu'inl slinwiri- flir Uic lihrrality nnil 
liunmnily I'f 111,' imiIct. hi iul.lilinii tii this, tlic fiiml nccmimhtnl fnr tlic 
Wm-fa MUM I'i'llnw.V >.rplwn>s xniminti'a to lh<' niiii^' >.iini orSl,2(lll. I'l'niii 
llic ilalc uf nrpmizntion, .lurin- the siKTir.lin- hvonl.y jo,ir«, the loss nf nioui- 
IxTship in lliis lo.!-.' by iliMtli mix only sovcnlc'n. 

Ill ii.l.liti.Mi to tlu' fuels prrsenteil in llie iiiMrew nf Mr. K. K. lUll, deliv- 
ere.l at Xel.l.-sville in April, isnt, frniii wliieli we liiive .pii.le.l lil.rrallv, „i1ut 
valuable .litails liave I.een ^'lean.nl Troni atillientie s..nree.s wlii.-li ileserve to !.<- 

liy Nnlilesvill,. Uul-e, nnne, perlmp., are entille.l to nn.re ere.lit Inr aetivity 

tien mill ililiereiit ener-y, emipleil with liis l.ive for tlie prineiplr. „rilie nr.ler, 
wan eapalilc iifan.l excrleil a eoininanilill- inllneiiee in il« lieliall'. 

On the evcnin;j; nf Kelirimry 17, 1«'>:!, a speeial meeting of llie l.iil-e wan 
heM n,r Iho purpose nf eniiferrin- the ile-ree nf •■ Itehekah," ui.nn eliphle 

nn.i to witness the ennlerrin- nf this .le;,Tee, with its lieantifiil eerenmnial anil 
appropriate lessons. The serviee was roiiiliielcil l.y W. W. Wri-lit, of Capital 

At the niivlin,- liehi on'ihe llithof M.-.reh followini;, the hid^-e snliscribcil 
for $11111 worth of (^iranil I,oil-e Hall sinek, an inve.slnient with fair promise. 
The previous eomlition of the finanees nf the loilp; w.i.s fully set, forth in i(,H 
report to the (Iraiiil l,iiilne, in June, 185:1, an alwlract of wliieli is herein 



ppcnii 



llrccipis for inilintio: 
Kccoipis for iloprPcs 
Ueccipls for ihic^.... 
Rcceiplfi for cftr'ls ... 
Rcccipta for niiscollft 



..?2.'!0 ( 



.Sl-M 77 

\. li., J. K. 



.M.l.ker, V. 



K, Ua 

illy-ei;Jl 



Isaio- \Vi 



nieinhers, an.l a.lniilleil liy earil sixly-foiir, niakin,- a lnl.il of 2S'J ineinliers. 
Of Ihesc Iwenty-fnnr have ilieil anil been biirieil by the nriler; ?7,2:il.ll! 
have been paiil nut for benefits alone, ami, inclnilin^ wliat lias been pniil out 
by the eneanipnient, the expenditures for benefits, funeral o.xpen.scs, widows 
and orphans, nearly ?IO,000. Present inenibcrship, sixty-eight; dormant 
nienibersliip, Beventy-fivc ; Orphan's Knnd on intcre.st, .?I,774.4I5. 

K. Hall, the efficient Seeretary of Ihc Nnblesville I/oiIkc. 

llKlinilK, IIIIOWN KNCAMl'MKNT, No. H. 

On the 2i;fh of Jiiiie, IS.-,.-,, a number of patriarchs from Mrliopolilan 
Kneampmeiil, No. fi, and Marion Kmampinent, No. :!.-), met, in lliis pla.e for 
the purpose of institntin- Ceorp' llrown Kiieanipmeiit, No. i I, I. O, I). I'., 

1). ]). (}. 1". William Wall in the .hair, by whom the folloivin-.- appoini nis 

weromadoyim l,m.: .loseph K. Kn-lish, V. 11, IV, H, I',, Jonallian W. 

1'. II. 'l'.. .1. W.; Kd. ,S. Tyler, 1'. ('" I'', Tniu^nnr ; li.njaniin M.Cord, 1'. s! 
W., Inside Sentinel. 

The followin;: persons pre,«enled eal.N. lo«il; .1. W. Harvey, Joseph K. 
Hn-lish, K. S. Tope, Iv ;M. Iianrenee, W. W. Wri-hl, J. (I. Waters, K. .'<. 
Tyler. The I). I), ii. 1'., after the usual eeremoiiies, de.lared ()eo,-e lirown 
lOneampmenI, No. 1 1, iluly instituted. 

The foHowin- were the pxst admissions in flolden linlc and Koyal I'urpic 
(le^reea: K. S. Tyler, K. ,S. I'ope, J. (!. Waters, II. W. Clarke, W. A. Wain- 
ri;;lil, John I'nnlinuN, Kli Colin, M. .S. Davenport, I. I/. Davenport, (!cnr;;e V, 
Waiiiri(,dil,, A. J. I'Vrnusmi, S. R. JleCole, William Haines, Charles Swain. 
Of these, the following' were eleeted permanent ollieers : John ronlious. Chief 
J'atriareli; (J. I'". Wainwrinht, IIij;li I'riest; I. I,. Davenport, Senior Warden ; 
W. A. Wainwright, Serilie ; S. II. MeCnle, Treasurer ; M. S. Davenport, Junior 
Wiirden; I'.li Cohn, Sentinel ; U. W. Clarke, flnide; A. (i. KergiLson, First 
Watch ; W. Haines, Seeon.l Wateli ; C. Swain, Third Watch ; (Jeor^-e Brown, 
Fourth Wntcli. The recciiiln of the evening were il'.i'Z. 



July n, lHri7, the Audit 



Amouiil rccolTcJ in mcnnllmc S-T 25 

Total Uocpiptu $03 OH 

Amount diBburseil 14 42 

Total Amount in hands of Treasurer ?40 20 

Total ilclinipioncy 23 60 

■he j.re.^int olheers are A. J, Hall, C. T. ; Jolin Kline, S. W. : John M. 

II. I'.; Iv K. Hall, Scribe; N. D. Leven.wii, Treasurer. 



IlAi;UIITKHS OF IlKllKK.MI. 

On Ihc cveiiin- of Tuesday, the nth of January, !H7r), a loil-o of llio 
" |laiii;lileis of UeI.ekah dc^TOC, was in.stitnted by District Deputy fi. M., 
10. K. Hall, ill the city of Noble.sville, at Odd Fellows' Hall. The follovfing 
arc the charier members: Mr. ami Mrs. K. K. Hall, Mr. and Jlrs. J. K. firay, 
■Air. and >Irs. Newton Teter, .'Mr. and .Mrs. K. Ifarks, Mr. an.l Mrs. William 
I,owther, Mr. iiiid ,Mrs. W. K. Johnson, Mr. an.l Mrs. J. I!. Heylinan, Mr, 
and iMrs. N. D. I.evenson, .Mr. and Mrs. C. C. liiieklca, Mr. and Mrs. 10. I'. 
Austin, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. liray, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. M.intg.nnery, Mr. and 
Mrs. Isaac Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Kastclhun. 

The following officers were elected for the elisiiin- six months : 10. K. Hall, 
N. C, Mr7<. J. li.tlmy, V. (i.; Mrs. 10. It.anks, 11. S.; Mrs. K. K. Hall, F. S.; 
Mr. William I.«,wtlicr, Treasurer; IVter Ka.slelhun, Warden ; K. Harks, O. fl.; 
Newton Teter, I. fi.; Mm. Ka.stellinn, Con.luctor ; Mrs. J. M. Cray an.l Mrs. 
Ni'wton Teter, Supporters to the Noble Gran.l; Mrs. liucklcs and Mrs. John- 
son, supporters to Vice Noble Grand ; 10. I'.arks, Host. 



on AFTER VJJ. 



../■ //.,, 



../• //,.■ nr,/rr 



lllo,k. 



-/,..././.-, Ao. SI2— //.■, 
— h,„r„li„„—()ir:r,r. — Nomr nf Ih, 
Offiins—Mnnh'ifhlp, ric. 
rpiIlS hal.;;e wasnr^-anized at Noblcsvill.-, IIaniill..n Couiil\ 
-L January 11 , 1.S7S, in the north.'ast corii.T room of Haiic 
the east si.le nf the I'ublic S.piare, willi the foUowin,- eliart^T members : Osear 
Miles, Frank Lewis, Frank Force, Harvey Crane, A.lani Mie.sse, J. C. Jackson, 
M. II. Nelson, Henry Carr, lOlisha Hawkins, Andrew J. Ifcll, lO.lwar.l It. 
Scott an.l James M. liaker. Sub.se(|\ienf to the ornauization ofthis order, the 

first were the following, with nam.' and title : . 

Osear Miles, Fast" Dictator ; lOdward K. Scoft, Dictator ; Klihu Hawkins, 
Vice Di.l.itor ; M. II. Ncls.,n, A.s'^istant Dictator ; James M. Ilakcr. Chaplain; 
Frank Iicwis, Hejiorter; Harvey Crane, Financial I!,|..,rter ; Henry Carr, 
Ciiide; Jo.'l C. Jack.son, Guardian ; Frank Force, Sentinel. 

Arlieic A'll, S.'ction r., of the constitution nf this order, provides forii 

manho.al, shall pay to the Financial Ueport/'r th.' Ibll.iwing rates and hall 
rat.s, into the Wi.l.iws' an.l Orphans' llencfit Fund, ami the sain.' amount on 
each assessment Iherealler, whilst he is a member of this onler, viz ; 

" U.'twcen the ages of twenty-one an.l f.,rty-five years, ?l ; liirty-fivo nml 
r.irly-slx yi'ars, SLOfi; forty-six an.l forty-seven years, ?l.l(l; forty-.sovcn and 
forly-cigbt yrars, ?1 .20 ; fortj'-.'ight and forty-nine years, ? 1 .30 ; forty-nine and 
filly years, ^1..^0; fiOy and liay-one years, S2 ; fiOy-imc and fifty-two 
years, .?2.:i0 ; filly. two an.l fifty-threu years, ?:| ; fifty-lhreo and Hlly-foiir 
years, *:i.rill ;finy.foiir nii.l fifty-five years, 81. 

"All siieli iiayments shall be known as tlio Wi.lows' and Orphans' Benefit 
Fund. The .lain of such payment shall bi' kept by llic Financial Iteporlcr, 
null the brother creilite.l with the same. No member shall be a.s.scsscd for n 
death that occurs prior to his nttnining the third or di'gree of iiianlioo.l." 

Seelinn fi provides ihat $2,0110 shall be the highest nmnunt paid by this 
nrilcr on Hie d.-ath .if a brolhcr. This sum shall be paid on the death of every 
full-rate member, an.l ?1,000 on the .Iciitli of every half-rate nicnibcr. 

The follnwing arc tlio present nfficers^of the lo.lgo : A. J. Bell, Past Diota- 
Inr; James K. Fisher, Di.'latnr ; Harvey Crane, Vice DicUlnr ; John A. 
Wallace, AR'.istnnt Dielatnr ; James M. Ilakcr, Cliaphiin; Adain Miea.se, 
Treasurer; John Iwehr, Kinnnciiil llcportcr ; B. F. Lewis, RciKirtcr ; J. B. 



III8TORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



K. Kislicr, I <• 



■I'. M. li,'Vll"M^ Kiihu li;,wkiiis, Tni-lc. 

Jiiiih's K. Fi^llrr «n« llii' llrsl, t.u^in: 
luary ..l'lli,M-.,„.lili..nortlirl.i.lL.a'nlllii 

'l'..l;,l „i.MMl.nNliip.i,i,-,.,.rLMiiiz;ili..n, 
|..'li.l.'J, llinr ; .li.-.l, ,mv l'n-ri,( ,„. 
;ir,-l.rl.l .,1 ll... ,ilv l,;,ll,,„, MHI„l:,yrv, 

Th.' (■..ii,.»i„^Hi,i„-.ir,nH,„.s i,;,v.' :. 

Nn. SIL', W. A (). li. fuil.l, Sl.l 

ivn'ii.(», Sl,!l',i:!.:!(l. 



villMli;unil>.vrar.l, tl 
|., forty-tlirco Till 

iv,.,lnpt„M.v|_!,r' 



Vi., IVsi.i.nl. ],. I). MoCl.iry; f..r 1 
nj; S,..rHnn-, \V. |[, l'.,„tinuM" Cr Tr 
■nr 111.- n.'.-,,'i^,(h.n I.. I..- "Til.' Xulil. 



M. |[mms.'Iio|.I,' 



CIIAP'I'ER VJIl. 
nciinv (ii;(;.\MZATi(i.\s 



//.,../.■ ,n:,/ l.n.l.l.r /-V 



vV " Many l'liy!<ici:in'<, " i-iilliii- llie allciiiinn nl'dii' pnili^siiMi iti ilii-rnunly 



lliiM.iri.v..f llr. .1. M. (I 



C.muly >I..liol ! 
ili.v,.luno-, ill I 
\. \. IVllyj,,),, 



,|„iy r|,rlr,| ,., mIV ,I„tl„:_- tiir M,. .v,, jm.. y.:,l II. W. (1;,rk, IVrsilk'Hl , 

W. II rvin-, \,.. r,,.Mi,i,l. W. It Cn.li:.!,,, Sr.r.tary; .\ru.w lVllyj„|,n, 
Tr.M-Mr.i ; .r M. (Jiiiv, IV I' Wliit.Mll an.l I-', M Wiufcir.l. t'cnw.i-s. 

(I„ il,.. ^:,iH,. .L.y, III,. .M;;:„n/,;,lh.„ u :,> p.Tli rt,-,! .mxilhiry I" tlie SiMc 
.M..li..,l Sn,,.lv «itl, :, ,™lr nlriiiir-, Ly-laivs nii.l n-iilali.ms nmfuriiiiii- 
HilM;n,h;,ll\ in'll,,,,,. ,.rrMiil„,l 1., llir |.;,'rcn( s,K-i,-ty. (If ll,i» rcwpndHy 
iIh' r..il„uiM^- urrr il„. „iijn,;,l Ml. i„l,ris A„„,s 1 Vtlyj..lin, A. I,. I ',lly.|olin, 
William .iii.l.l, .1. I. 11.1..!,. r. r, I'. Wliii.MJI, V. M. W.nfi.ril, ,1. M.'cray, 
11, \V, V\mV. V. ('. I,...lu, \V. I! Cialiaiii, T, .1. SiMiiii, A II Tii.k.r, .1. .M. 
Halli.r, H. II. .«I..Hl. SnIv.,.,1,. Jay, W. \V. Williams. Harry r..Mli..ii.-. W. II. 

Til.' i;.n..uii,- an- ll,.' |.i.-ail lii.aiili.i>. .1. 1„ UiaiMiii. A. H. liiiiilli, W. 

II. (\rii.". II. W. Claik. II. i: hax.iii ,.l. ,M. Cray, W. It. (linlimn, K. 

('. Iliisliv..!. r ll.aili, M. (■ lla».,rili, K (■ l,...lir, Il.-nrv M.ii.rr, J. N. 

I'l.rr. II II. S 1. ,\. li Tii.'kir, I'. I'. WImIimII, V. M. Waif.ir.l, .1. T. 

M.SIiaiii-. Allan, .Mi.-M., S C. Il.irr anil J, ('. .\r«l.y. 



from W. U. Ornlinin.. 



ilint, II. W.Clark, Viii' rr.-i.l.iil ; M. 
M-ll, Trra.snr.Ti A It. TinkiT, .1. M. Ilr 



ill- nf III,, .iliwiin nf .\..l,l,'Kvill,' 
I kinilrril (ii|.ir» conilinivc In the 
niiilnr knn«l...L'i', w.i.h liilil i.,, Iln 



il..|.Tl« .■i,nl,.ni|.ln(i-.l 1,1 1„. ninsl rra.lily ami siirrly aKaim.l. Al lliis inirl- 

n-, on mnlinn i.l' Mr. N. I). I,i.vni...i,n, S. I> iMiCliiry w.is i-lmwn l,.ni),i,nny 
•l.airniiin, iiiul T. V. Miivis. ,S,.,rrli,ry. Iniiilvnliil In (li,' nilisiilrnilinn nl' llm 

imsiiiiM in linn.l, rrniarkN wni' i Ic liy Mfssru. Li'vinsim, ll,ni^clMilil..r nml 

illim will, ^iiiiil dli'it. Thni, npiin in.,lii>ii nf J. K. (iriiliani, (In' riminnnn 
i|,l,i.iiil|..l .1. K. (Jraliani, N. H. l^-vrnsnn, K. M. Hi.uwIh.I.Iit, li. K. Owen 

mil \V. II. I'linli.iu^, II t'l nilliHMin I'lTiiMimnt ( lrgiilii?.ilii,n, lo seliTt nml 

inniiiiaU' |ir.,|,iT nffiirrs, anil In ilrafl II i-nnslituli"ii mill liy-lnwf. for tlic ii«.«o- 
ialinn. TliJH iv.n.niidiT. Iiavin- nialinrly ilililaTalcl on the iniiUcn. Hul,lilitU;J 
iir ilji cnnMiiliTiilioii, inailr n parliiil n'|,nrt., pliiiinf,- in noiiiiniiliun for tlic offices 
iidiriiU.J (lie niniK^. of llic following persons : l''or I'reslileiil, Prof. U V. 



ri.jlil, II, 'I'. .Marlin. i;,„i-.- M.-M.k, H 

.1. K ri-li.r. A. Kl.'iii. r. Ka-il. I I 

M.ii. J. II. .M.-."i.k. W. l.,,uili.r. i;. 1 
Kiik.n.lall, l>, W. SImik, I'. I!. Willia 
Cavlor. 



|{. |-. .M.iilin. Cai 



,r'^.- AlH-Mi, W. A. W; 

Willi:.,,, S.uli. S, Him: 
. .1. II. M.irliii. .1 Til. a 

Appl.L-al,. .1. Marii,,, 
li.-, I. T. Hal.-. .Ir.an.l 



Tills a-s.,.iaii.aiw as. .i-a„i/.,l. lor lliepiirpo.se.-. liereiin.Tiiaineil, on WVilnra- 
.lay, Ma> -11. \^-,^.M ulii.li liiiipilie follmvinf: ollieer.s w.-rc eler-teil : Williiim 
m! I,...k,-, rr.si.l.iii . K. .\ Hawkins, ,<em-laiy; G. AV. Veslal, Tr.n.suivr ; 
anil Allen Tislnr, A, li. llak.r ami William M. Lmke were appoilile.l a Ciini- 
niitlee on Itcsnlnlions. 

The piirpn.ses of this „r;;aiii/,ali..ii are lliiis sel lorlli l.y S.-. li.,iis I ami ."i of 

Sr.TioN 1. II simll lie llio .Iiif j i,f llic niciiibcre of IIiiB cllil, to ol-flervo llic pniiio 
nn.l fish IiiwH of llio .'^tnlc of In.liftnn : nvi.i.l (rcspaH.'ing: to ctircfiilljr rcfriilii from 
.InmnftifiR fpncpp, fruilfl, livr ntock. Rroiving crop.-", or oilier properly of pcraons on 

Sr.TioN r,. Willful ncfligonec of llic proti^ioiis of llio -ttli Scclinn i>lmll l.o i.iifli- 
cicnt caimc for CTpiiksion : nnil, f.T ncpi.lental ilanmce iloiii* to property, the mpmlicr 



Or;;iini7.e.l in Seplemlier, IStiT. A re-oi-anizalion look plaee in ,'<i-pl,iiil„'r, 
!«;«, eoinposed of ilie lollovvin- im-iiil.ers: Ja.-.,1, Tlioiiipson, K Ihil crnet ; 
Hurry I'lmtious. H flat, eorm-l ; Henry Han-, iilto ; M. ],. Williiuiis, leiior; 
(leor-e Sliirls, harilone; .Imiics Kiii-lit, liil.a. Iloriiec Orny, simre ilntiii ; 
Itmld Lowtlier, ha.ss drum. 

A snbseiinent, re-or-aiiizalion lo,.k pla.a- in April, !,^T!I, of whi.-li the fi.l. 
lowing' wius the coiMjaisilion; Jake Tli.,ni| son, lea.ler, lirsl K Hat eorm-t ; Or. 
Williani.s, first li (lal ; Henry Hare, s.-eoml II Hal , Siimuel Ki.sef, lirst nito ; 
v.. Wilson, seeoml alio; JI. I,. Williiims, first, t,-nor; W. N. K. Swiiin, seeoml 
tenor; J. H. Iteulil, B li.iss; C. K. I'owell, lulm; Mark Davis, hnss ilruiii ; 
Iloraec Urny, temir drttiu. 



ClIAPTEK ]X. 

('iti/.i;n,'<' hank m.' N(ii!i,ksvii,i,k. 

ON the 2.MI1 of January, 1877, William M. I,oeke ami (ieorpe II, lloni- 
hriike oifjaiiized the " Cili/.eus' Natiniml Uaiik of Nol.lesville." as a hank 
of diseountand deposit, under the laws nf the State of Imliaua. The liusiue.ss 
inana;;euient was under the direetion of William M. lioekc, as Tresiileiil ; 
Ocorno H. Honchrakc, Ca.sliier ; ami Wiiliiim 10. Hunn, Teller, until Sepleni- 
hcr, 1.S77, when Mr. Dunn rcsi;,'neil, iind Kll.erl ,Sliirt.s wn» ap|K.inlcd Teller 
in liin HU-nd. 



Mr. ItoiM-liniko w.lilinuod in wrvioc 
Driolicr 1i;, 187!l,wl.,'n l.o ri'si-iu'il, .in.l 
lliul lic)Hl„iKl lOsl™ -.u. Awi»l„iil Cmhu-T. 

The linnk i» iirovid,-,! will, one of H 

Mdc of iH.^-in.'w lii.urs, cvoii l.y tin- ..lli(i:i 
isn liirj;,' Viiull, iiiii.l,. nf l.ri.'k, wlii.'li is I 
rniiri II s.ilid r<>uii<lal{nii on llir ^'i 

iiij.^ flint 



II li.i 



NOEI.ESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 

iinntlis nflnrwiipl. Al tliiil Jiilo 

ilaci.' some ton nioittlis inter. Tlu 
leennic tlie |iossessor of :\ one-tl 
curse of time, Messrs. Solil sold : 



IVslii, 



I,oek ('. 



nfes, 



mist. I 






s tlieinselves. Surrounding; the safe 

ivo nnd one-lnilf feet tliiek, linilt, up 

Is the snfc fVoin nn iniinc- 

!is Iieiit l)_v fire. This siife nnd its snrround- 

rity, nnd is eijunl, in point, of safety, to any 



1. Thi.. 



eted. 



'J"ho bniidiii^ is loeated on tlie sontli 
streets, nil Lot 4, in liloek It, of tlieori- 
Rtnntial twii-.story hriek, and w.as hnilt esp 
the year 1.^75, liy Messrs. Uieke ,*c Ho 
report of the eo.iiiilion of this hank, mad 



of I'. 



. Itisasnh- 
. bank, during 



•'ohmary, IHSfl: 
,.514l,n.-« r,2 



.»160.18li OB 
.? 200 00 



Duo from nil 
CmIi 

Totnl 



Cnrifal r"i'i "p * no.ooo iki 

SiirpliiK fiincl 2,IU0 00 

Un.livhli-.l prufll. 2,7:,!2 71 

llopn»il» 17I1.117 r>« 

Totnl $211,240 2!) 

Tlie following' are llic ].reseiit DiriTtors ; William .M. I,oeke, (ieor-c H. 

Honehrake, I,eoniird Wild, S. A. Kslcs, Elhirt Shirts. 

In referenee to this hank, the report of the Slate Hank Ivxaininer, dated 

Deceniher 20, 187!l, makes the follmvin- exliil.il Available eapital, ?10ll,- 

imn ; surplus fund.s, 8200 Oil. 



CHAPTER X. 

MAMI'ACTOIilKS AN1> MACIII> 

7,» (i,:sl-mill—Smnrk, lln,,,r„,lh ,t Cn 



,-„l,ll—Ilr,„h„q 


i-;„i,„ 


— Ehr, 


,. ,f. ,s'„„ — t a 


llr,,lm 




F.VANS * 


Olll/.S 


tll.I.S. 


lealed on the so 


llliea.sl 


eorner r 


S, ill Bloek No. 


3, of the 


oripiin 


isr.rialld IK-lll 


nnd in 


An-iist 


ready for operati 


m, it w 


s eoiisu 



of four fee 



hiys before 
he work of 
uihrs, each 



an ineen.liary. The mill was con.striieted for i 

d.iys. The loss was about 811 ,00(1 or SI 2,000. lieiiiR without 
los,s was total. I 'nd:iuntod, however, iinnicdialely alter lliis (I 
li. lOvans, the projirictor, begnn the erection of the present l 
double en;;ine nnd boilers that had p.'iaflcd tlirou;;h the eonfla'^mi 
inj; llieiii to servo tlie purpose, ns they satisfaetorily do nt this time. 

In 18(U, Mr. I'jVanH sold the mill, nftor a siiccossful operation of it for 
nlioiit four yearn, to Messrs. Soli! & Wylc, who, ns a firm, continued husineM 
nliout three months, when Mr. Levi Sohl was adniitted>nnd about three months 
more, Mr. Wylo retired, Messrs. N. & ]j. Sohl continuing until about bIi 



or, Mr. J. 
u.sing the 
, ovcrliaul- 



roviii'; satisliietory, a further elian^'o took 
, by pureli;ise from Mr. Harvey, A. J. Sohl 
d interest in tlie e.stablislinient. In tlic 
oiirtli interest to Leonard Wyle, formerly 
vd in ISIil, at which time the finii took 
iibsi'ipiently became interested in n Inrgo 
'veral inodiCe.ations of interest, this latter 



one oi I lie proprietors, l his oeei 
the name of ],. .Solil ,^ Co., and 
grist-mill at Inilianapolis. Afier 
property ita.s.seil from their hands. 

The linn of L. Sohl & Co. eontinucd to operate this mill until 18i;.-i,when 
L. Solil disjiosedof bis interest to Wyle& Sold, the firm remainin- unebanged. 
About six months afier this sale,tlie.se gentlemen Iransferri-d aone-tbird interest 
to John C. Conner, all o)ierating, still, under the same name its before. Not 
long afterward, Mes.srs. Wyle & Solils sohl a third of their interest to U. 
■Maine. After the lap.se of four months, N. .Sold wn.s ngain admitted into the 
partnership, the business being eon.bieted as before. Ne.st. Mr. .Maine disposed 
of his one-thinl iiilere.sl to llngli Smith, and at the ,s:,iiic lime WilliamJl^potts 
purchased a third. This change made the firm of Smith, Spoils k Co., N. 



Illte 



lAlt No 



The brick elcvalois erected ilnniediately to the south i 
nioek No. 8, of the origin.-d plat, were the work of this new firm, during the 
year 18i;7. Soon alter this, Mr. Siiiith died and the property was sold under 
a petition for partition, and pa.-wcd into the lianils of Messrs. J. L. Kviins k 
MeClellan. Mr. ICvaiis, however, in a few weeks, ].iircli.xscd the interest of 
Jlr. McCIellan. This latter Iransjiclion occurred in the year 18118, nnd, from 
that date until 187^1, .Mr. Kvans wxs the sole proprietor. Then he sold nn 
properly to Mr. Levy Sohl thus eonstilu- 



ty of iinprovemcnts, thus keep- 
i fir8t-clas.s one with an enviable 
.•et, with four floors, nn engine 
f biilira and recently one double 



iindivi.lcd interest of onedialf 
ling the present firm of Kvaiis 

With these nunierous ( banges ealiie n 
ing pace with the times, and making the 
po|,uhirity. It is n frame striieturo, 10: 
room altaehed, :!0.\.|0 feet. It has four 

set of iniproveil rolls for tailings li.is been added, and one double set of porce 
lain rolls for middlings. Throughout, the building appears one living mass of 
moving machinery, cinbodyiiig all the iiiiprovenient.s made from lime to time 
by the proprietors, capable of successfully coiniieting with any mills in the 

^l'"''- 'J'l "lire maehinery is operated by n pair of large steam engines »ii|i- 

plied from n set of boilers hard by, the fireman in ehnrgc having been nt the 
.same post of duty for many years, nml has been also in charge of the pncking 
department. 

The mill has n capacity of 100 barrels of flour per day, nnd employs an 
average of ten men the year round. The brands of flour manufactured were 
under the old process, the fnnmiis"VVhiic Hose," which bccninc very cclcbrntcd 
in the Ka.stcrii markets, but which was supplanted by the " K' 

and the " Sohl new process," both deservedly poptilnr brand.-. „.. 

with the mill, the firm have a cooper-shop, in which they manufacture nil the 
barrels used by the CMlnblislimcnl. The building is of frame, 22x90 feet, nnd 
was built in 1802. 



1 new process 



near by are of brick and three 
co.st of $12,000. They have at 
with steam from the gTi.st-niill 1 
having a shelling cnp.acity of H,ll 
scales attached arc conveniently 
grain with great rapidity. A 



TIIK ELKVATOn.S 

•e stories high, ■^n 



whieli, togctli 



lb the 



engine, 8x10, which is economically supplied 
lilcr. These elevntors contain n corn-sheller 
'0 bushels per day. A drive and dump with 
irranged, giving them facilities for handling 
luinbcr of bins afford capacity for stomgc, 
■age, is equal to nearly 50,000 bushels. 



This 



MOCK, ItAVWOnXII * CO. (ini.ST-MII.L. 

liiiilt about seven yenre ago by T. k D. Carey— is a frame 
buihling two and a bnlf stories high, and locjilcd nt the northwest corner of 
Hrock and Conner streets, on Lot 2, I'Vactional liloek -l, original pint. Sub.sc- 
riuently, it passed out of the hands of Messrs. Carey, into the linnds of A. C. 
King k Smock, who continued it for a time, when Mr. Smock retired nnd K. 
N. King wna admitted, crcnting the firm of King k King. This firm mndo 
ndditional iraproTcmcnts, including a middlings purifier, etc., changing the 
grinding to the " now process." The mill finally pn».scd into the hands of the 
present proprietors, Smock, Uaywortli & Young, the firm being Smock, Hny- 
worth k Co. 

The mill is operated by a steam engine of 10x24, with a tubular boiler. 
There are ihroo run ofbuhre, two tlirccand onc-halfand ono and three feet. The 



!i2 HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 


,„„ ,„ ■,^. |.„^ 1 „.,„„. ,|„,„ ,„„,r, i, fn„n lw,.„tv.fivr In tl,irtv l,:,rr..|». 


In the sawmill there is a eir.ular saw of lllLineln's .liaimler, with at..p -aw 


Tl„. sIn.nL'.' r.i.uilv H :,I...m'i LM""! 1,„. 1„.|.. TI,.- I.r.iM.l [ii.nrk] is knuwu as 


an.l allaehim-nts. The saws turn oill siv Ihnnsaml f.'.l .,f li.iiiber p.'r .lay. 


Ki,,i;\ Knlnih 11. "li, ll.r liulk ,.1»in,l, i. .,nk,,l \\,r I...mI ,„„m„m|.I i..ll, Tlu- 


In III,- plaiiiie.'-mill linn' is a haml saw, lima' lalili' saws, one siirl'a.'.'-plam'r. nn,' 


mill is lir-l il:i- ill nil it- ;i|.|.i.iMlMi.nls. ,l.' 


mali'h.'r 1111. Ian e,|nali?.er. Tin' .slav,'-fa.lory rniis a slav,-l,iinip,-r. Tli.'.ntin' 




mai'him'ry is pnip.'ll.'.l l.y a hnly-hors,- pow.-r inL'in,'. 


\HIKf;i>:il, H-llhH .( rn.H STKA.M SA«-.MII,I„ 


The entire linlory .'inploys fill.'eli men Iin- y.-ar n.iiml. In eoiiiii'.'ti.in 


IS l.i,;i(.,l nil III.' II. .nil ,11.1 ..r ('.iili,irin..slm.t, on alrnrtdriiin.l ronl:,iiiin- 


with this bii.sini'ss, ;\Ir. Caylor deals ext.'iisivi'ly in all tin' various kin, Is nf 


ii.arly liv r.s, n..rll, ..I' a„.l :i.l|..ii,ii,- llio ..1.1 Ciir -r..M».ls. Tlils iirll was 


himbi-r, both hapl ami sol^ an.l has a lar-.' 


uri-ilially l.liill a( Sll iiiL;l..« ii, an.l «a- |„i|-.-liaMal l.y I'.."'. Wli.a'l.r ,»;: Co., 




ill ISTC, anil was al llial li ni.iM.I l.i ll- pn^Miil lii.:ili..li. III.' Flsli.T ll.'irs 


MMlllll 1 AUli 


.'..Miii.L- iiil.i an iiM.liM.l.'.l iiil.i.sl 111 11 '111.' liiiii ..r W li.'.'l.r ,V C,. was 


inn lial.'ly In lb.- 11. .rib ..lib.- mill, ll tli.'.' b.-ini; w.sl nf lb.' sniilli iiiil of 


r,,riii..i al ll.al lilii.' an.l lias ,'..|ilil .1 Willi. ml .liaii^.' ii|> 1.. ll,.' |,l. miiI lilu,'. 


the I'.'rii .\ lii.liaiia|.,.lis .1, pnl. Ill this bramli, ,Mr. Cavlor .l...'s an .'Sl.iisiv.' 


Til" mill is a liaiii,' liilil.lill- ami is si,|,|,li,'.l will, a -,Ui ,ii, 1, ',a,i-,' i-ir- 


bi,sim-s.s in s:,.!,, ,i,„„.. Mm.l-. lallis, sbiii^-b-s. and, in fa.'i, all kinds of buiblin..- 


I'l.lar saw. Willi a I,,,, saw, riih l.y iin rm.-inc .if i.i.l, I...I.' a„.l .I'J.l.an-ini'h 


material. TIih 1.,.,. is annllnr of tin- very iniportani imiuslri.'s .,f N.ibl.'s- 


sir.ik,', liirnisliiii- a lliirly lK,l'si-|,„wcr. 'I'lii' .'ii|.a,'ily |» i ,lay an avirap', 


vill,'. .'..x.rin:.-. ill, liisiv. , ,11b,' mills and yard, tw.'iity.ei-bt lots in C ii'r s 


is a 1 T.liiHl (■,',■! .,riiimli,'r. l';i;:lii larsmis ami tw„ Icams arc k,'|.t in - 




slant ,1ii|,lriyTm'iil. Tin- Innil.iT is primii.ally market. ',1 at Imim-, ,s,im.' slii],- 


iiKAiiiMi FA, nun . 


m.'iits. In.wi'v.'r. ail' mail,' r,ir |».tnls al,r„a.l. 'I'liis mill is on.' of lli.' im|..,riaiil 


I,...'.ii..l ..11 Ib.'s b.i,l.'.,f 111,' Ambrs.m, l„l.an.m\- Si. I„mis liailmad. 


imlnslii.'s .,1 N,,l,l.'svill.', an.l ilislinrs.'s a lai-,. almnilrt „(' ni.m.'y alii,.i,.„' ils ,111- 


iiMm..li.il. K l.i ll .is| .,1' III.. iiMi.li..n of the Indianapnlis, IVni & Chicago 


|,l,.y,'s, wl,i,'l, ill liini is |,ai<l oiil 1., III.' ni.r.'liaiits an.l laisimss ni.n ol' lli.' 


liiilina.l.nn l,..l 2 of l!ln.k L'.'iii J. I>. Cotlin-bani's Addition to Nnblesville. 


t.iwn 


is 111. ll. i.liii', I.M Inrv nf .Mr. 11. Alfny, who .'r.','l.-d the m.ain bnildin- in |W7li, 


H.SX-MIM,, 


an.l impnn.'.l (In' -.111,.' 111 |S7^, l!i ils ln,'.,li..n. il is ,'o,in,','l.'.l wHIi both 


Tliis mill is l„,'al,',l ni.rtliwi'st ,,r an.l marly a,lj..iiiiii,;; llu' town .,1' .\.,l,l,'s. 




vill,', in 111,' m.rlliKi'sl ,|iiarl,'r ,.1' S,'.li..ii iili. Town I'l, Kaii^c 1 i'ilsI. It was 


ani till I'.iiiip.iMV. t'i,A.I I.DIiio. .Ml tb.nia.'liin.'rv ..I'll slablishm.'nt is 


l.nilt ill 1.ST7, l.y Frank K. Hawkins, al .-. cost of SS,iMiii ; tli,. l.nil.linn is a 


rr"|s'lb'.l by ■ lorly-li..rs.'.pnw.'r injr.ne. 


frame. Tlio first y.-ar, Mr. Hawkins pini'liasi'il nli.nlt lilii". Ions of straw, tl.c 


(tn January 1. IS.-^II, Charl.'s K. Carl.'r nnl.'d tin' fi.'l.,ry an.l ran il up 


n.'.'st yonr 7nil t..ns, an.l .i|, to l'','l.iiiary, ISSII, li,. In.l i.nr.liasi-d ),;(nO tons. 


to Iho Istnf May, whi'u il was shut dnwn pnpanilory l.i nninvin- it lo Imliaii- 


slmwill- u st.'ii.lv ilirr.as.' in ill,' trail.'. Tin' inal.'rial is lir.'|iar,'.l ami sl.ippi'.l 


a]..dis. Tp to'lbat time, the fa.'tory ba.l ha.l in steaily employ nil..' ni.ii. 


lo .listanl inarki'Is. Tlio vali.ms iiia.'liiiu'ry is pnip.'ll.'.l l,y .s(<.'ain, cinployin- 


bcsi.h'S furnishing', in .livers ways, einployiiient for one or more teams. Its 


ali.iut fl.rly workiiK'n, frmn .July nnlil c'ol.l wcnilicr, llioii sl.'a.ly I'lnpl.iym.'nt to 


.lisbnrsemi'iils for^rnnnin;:, durin- the four inonllm from January 1 lo May 1, 


t.'ii iii.n .l.irin;; llio r.'inaiii.l.-r of tin- y.ar, or nnlil tin' Isl ..f .May. Tlio mill 


wen' ?7,r,SJ.li.%, as p.'r a snmniary slaleim-i.t fiirnisbe.l by Mr. Can.T Th,-y 


.lislinrs.'s anions 111.' farni.ls of llaiiiilloii ('..iinty per y.'ar npwar.l of Si;,llllll 


ns,',l abnill l'J.'> .'onis .,f linilar p,'r w.'ek, wlliili was niannfailiinsl into iibnnt 




lllll.lMIO heailiiiL' per innnlli. 


ri..\MN...MIM,. 


,;|,t.V.Vl.llls— A. .T. SI. III. * S.IN. 


Williams, i;,.i-,'r A lliirli'i' Iniill lliis mill in l-STII, on lli,' s„i,lli,'asl ,',,ni,'r 


Ihiiin- 111,' y,'ar H.;:i, Alln'd J. Sold and his son. Aaron J. S.,bl. .-rcled 


of Ili\isi„n ami ltailr,,a,l sina'is. It is a snl.slaiil lal two sl„rv Ino'k li.iil.lin-. 


a rraiii.'.l.'xalnr linil.liii;; nn llic s.iiilb side of .Mulb.rry slnil, imm.'.lial.ly .'iisl 


litl,',l Willi all 111,' xari.ins imnliimry lulon^-iiiK In a mill of tliis ,'lass ; ami. in 


of the I'eru ,V Imlianap.ilis liaili 1, ami iinrib ,if the .Vmleison, I.el.annn & 


a,l,lili,iii, lias sp,','ial ma.liiiury for liriil.;,' Iniililin;.'. in wliieli III,' linn lias lic.'n 


St. Lia.is llailnia.I; ami, iliniii- tin- nmnth of S.plember, th.'y coinm.'maal 


ami is .'.xl.Msiv.ly .'li-n-,',1. Tliey liavi' liiiilt si'Vcral liri,l;.','S for 111,' connly. 


business, .sbippin;; .'orn an.l wheat, ami ilrivin- a sue.'.'ssfnl Inul.-. Thus far, 


ami liav,' als.i takin ami lill,',l many eniitrals al.mail. Tin' l.ii.l^rs for tlio 


their enl.'rpris,' li.is b.'.n a sni'.a'ss. The siz,' ami capacity of the building's arc 


.Vml.'i'snii. l„'l,a,inn ,^ Si. I.niils Uailroail wcr,' linill by tli.'ia also. Diirin- 1. 


as f.ilb.ws: M bnibliiif.', :i.-.N.«.-> f,-,-l. and lifly-two f.-el lii-h IVon. base t.i 


liw 1 illis pasi. Ill,- mill lias not. Ill in iip.-ralioii, in c.in.s.-.pioiu-o of tlio 


apex, with a bii.si'm.'iit siM.a-n li-et .li-.-|i. In this buildinj; there are three 


lailur.' nf 111,' linn. In April last, t.lic prnperly ]ia.s.s,'il into the linn.ls of A. It. 


shippin;;.liins, with a .-apa.'ity of 111,11110 bushels; also, a cob-bin, for eollectinn 


('nllinni, of.Snnlli I!,'ii.l, Iii.l. 


.'orn-.'.'l.s for fn.l, ,1,'. 


Til.' mill loniiirly l.i.al.'.l on Iliis sil.' wa'. a I'rani.' of niii.li siiiall.r ]ir..]ior- 


On 111.' first ll.i.ir, lli.'n- an' two ,lriv,ways, tb,- w.sl on,- passin- ov.-r a 


tiniis lliaii the pns.'nl ,,111'. It was Imill some years |.rinr lo 111.' en'.li.in nf 


.lump ami s.-al,' f ,r iiiilna,linL; ,'nrii ami wlnal ; tin' cast on,' over a si'ale nsi'd 


this, ami wnssnlis,-,pi,'ntly inov.'.l away to nive pla.e for Ihc new one. The 


f.rwli.il .\rlii-iv.l,, .\ waL-.'ii laii drive lll.on .'ilher of thi'in ami unloa.l 


nl,l iMiililin- oeenpi.'S the site, at this, late, imme.liat.'ly .south of the liriek one, 


will.. 'Ill ,liin,.ill\. Tli.n' is al-n a sh„rt screw under the .lump and s.'ales 


ami is now entin'ly out ofn.se. The ].n'.s,'nt huil.lint; fr.mt.s 40 feet on liail- 


thai ...mniiiiii.alis wilb iIms.'. 1 a Isll in a lio.-c that carri.'s the corn on tho 


niail str.et, .'M.'mlin- 7:: O-.'t on Divisi.iii sirei-t. The en-iiie-room is IH.k:17 


ear t.i the sb.-ll.'r .ir llie win at l.i ll..' .I.'vat.irs. 


I'.'.'i. 


There arc three pairs ..f improv,-d l-'airlinnks .s.'ales ; the two on Ihc driv,-s 


sr.\\K-r.\,'T,.llV — l'l..\MN.I.MII,I,. 


an- five tons each, and Hie oilier a thirty and one-half ton scale, is iinmi'.lialcly 


In l.smi, M.'ssrs. Wallnii, Whi'lslnii,' >V Caylnr Imilt a lia liniMiii- near 


on the west side of ibis Iniililin- nii.l.T a .shc.l, ami is .al.'iilat.'.l to weini, a 


what is now the jiMi.'ti.in of tin' Aml.rs.in, l-.'l.anon & .S|. l,o„is un.l the 


ear-lo.id o( (jrain, Imlli laihn.ils bavin- switehes pas.sinK ov.'r it. (In the 


I'lru .t Imlianap.ilis llailr.ia.ls, un.l fitt.-.l it with a ulnve-hunipcr, enpiie, etc., 


f.iurth fliMir of Ibis biiil.bi,'.' is an iniprovc.l cleaner, with blnwr alla.'b.'.l, 


ami .•omim-iie.-.l in n small way llie mannOi.'Inro ..f staves. Sinee that lime 


Ibnm-b wbi.'h all lb.' -inm pa,s,s,'s l„'f,ire beiiit; Iransfernal 1.. lilb.'r tli'' 


Ih.. li.eilili.'s for inannnu'lun- have li.'.'n lar-,-ly in.'reiuse.l, nnlil al this time 


sioraKc-bins or the sl,ippii,--bi,is, as the ease may re.piin-. lin lialily to 


they are 1 liming out fnnn halft.i on.' million staves p.'r y.ar, tin- liiisiiii'ss slmw- 


thi' soiilh ami a.ljoininn ibis Iniililin-, is 11 siibstantlal hrick eiiKiiicmom wilh 


iii^' 11 hi'iillhy ami salisliutory inen'ase. 


a Inbnlar Imihr ami an eiipi f twenly-liTC horsi-.pnwer, nbi.'h driven the 


In IHIm, Mr. II. M. Cayhir ami A. M. .lenkins join.'.l in parln.'rsliip ami 


.'l.'valors, .'l.am-rs and a cnrn-Hln'lh'r, which is ilircclly under the dump and 


hepin lo enlarni- the .ilil bi.i'l.lin-, aildin^ thereto nia'ehimry for a 


scab's. This sln-ll,-r has a .apiieily .,f f.im bushels of corn per liour, but can, 




when ocasion rc.piin's, b.- nearly double.i. 


I'l.ANINIl AMI HAW.MII.I., 


To the ei«t ami adjoiniii- the main building, arc the ^'rain-bins f.ir stornKC. 


whi.h Ihey eontinneil nn.l.T the firin name of Caylor .t Jenkins until the 


There arc einbt of tbeso in nnniber, four on each nhlo of n space about thrco 


Klh .if Sepl.-inher, l.S7!l, ivlnn Mr. Jenkins retireil, Mr. Caylor cnnliiminK tlio 


r.-ct wide, at tho boltoni of which is an arehiniedean screw that exhausts and 


l.u»in<'.s« under the style of II. iM. Caylor. Tlio firin of Walton, Wli.'tHlone& 


carries the -niin fniin any one, or all of the bins, at the option of the operator, 


Caylor, Imwevcr, ha« not been alTeeKsl by any ehanKcn, and still eoiilinues Ihc 


In the clevatom. These bins aro sixteen feet B<iuare, an.l twenty feet deep, 


b.a.liiiK and stavo manufacture in connection with Ihc planing and saw mill 


each holding .1,111111 bushels, or a lotnl capacity of 12,800 bushels. On top of 


lliounh not inlcrenlcd in tlio lallor. 


Hieiw biiiH is nnolhcr nrehimcdean screw, running parallel with llio lower one, 



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tlON. JOSEPH R. GRAY 



Mr Gray was born in Hamilton O.unlj. In. 

MargHFOl (iii-p Polloolc). Tlie former omigralod fm 
tcr from HcolUnd ; both ahoul (be year 1780. 

.Fames Gray, Ibe father of Joseph K., wm hor 
1820. he wafl married, in Kentucky, to Miss San 
born in 1801, and with her migrated to Indiana l! 
time al Indianapolis, then a mcr« villagn of a few 
tract of 1 W acres of land in. and moved, to tliis coi 
reared a family of seven children, who were born a 
Margaret I'., Joflcph R., Jam) 



Congresaional Contenfion, for the Ninth Diglric 
lie earnest support of his own county, he rcceivi 
y. a« a candidate for the Tongrcf 



the solid 1 



' tbr. 



le same year, slopping for a uliort 

nly, where tliey made a farm and 
id named in the following order, 
. Eliiabeth J., Tbeodoeia H., and 



le first Ropublicai 
Republican Plan 



and when on the forly-eecond ballot the 
him and the Hon- G. S. Orth. the incumbent, and one of 
ite, he received eighty volpg. while Orth wafl nominated by 
This was as complete an inilorsement of his past career a^ 
I been, because be received tlic universal support of his 
y. besides many voles outside of these. He was a member 
D Conrontion, held at Indianapolia in 1854. at which the 
e* was nominated by a commillee of two from each Con- 
and Hon. J. P. C. Shanlis being called into the Coramitlee 



dad given inm every oppor- 
I, and he had qualified him- 
rse at Wabash College, when 



Sarnh R. During the boyhood of Joseph R., his father 
tunity the country then afforded, of obtaining an clucntio 
oelf for, and was preparing to enter upon, a collegiate cov 
the premature death of bis father prevented the further i 
eept snoh as he could pursue while laboring for the support of hif mother andlhe younger 
ehildren. He being the eldest boy, the responsibility naturally fell upon him, and not 
only did they look to him for subsistence, but for their odiicaLioD. How well he per- 
formed bis cluiy toward them, how much he added to his limited store of knowledge, 
and bow well he haa succeeded in the balllo of life to the pre3onl lime, tlie sequel will 
show. Hin sisters were all well educated and became cfTicient and sucoeasful leachere 
in th« best public sohootn of the oouotry. His brothers became proficient in their 
chosen profeflsions — James A., as a lawyer, and John M., as a physician. They were 
both soldiers in the Union army, during the war of the rebellion, in the Thirty-Ninth 
Regiment. James A. was promoted from a private to First Lieutenant, and was killed 
In the service, John M. wna promoted In Surgeon of his regiment, served through 
the war, and is now a sucrCHsfuI physician in Nobleavilje, slJinding high in his pro- 
foflsion, and honored and re3pectod by a large circle of friends. 



leading part In every 



Al the age of twonty-aeven. Joseph 
ilton County, and during hia term originated many 
now in the Auditors' odioes througliont the Stale, 
IWII. In lPfl2. ho was appointed by the Govei 
Division of Hamilton County, to which Tipton Com 
in this oajiacity unlll the office waa aboliahcdin IR 
law. and in 1868 began Ita practioe. In IRr.i). (ho c 
knotcn knovsUtige of the same, pointed to him aa a nt 
and for iho " good of the service," He was indii* 
accept the position of Df put >i Auiiitor. In this poni 
he left the Audilor'a ofhce to accept the position of' 
to which he had been elected in 1874. He served t 
iothia position till the eipiration of his term. Nov^ 

ThuH haa he been Identified with the public biiBiness of the Htate for more than 
twenty years, and how well he baa performed hia duties, and what estimate the people 
plue upon hia oharMtor and ability, wag shown upon the 14th day of July. 1880, at 



p office of Auditor of Ha 
brn>3 which are in ti 



y again in the Auditor's office, 
leave his law practice, and i 

of the ilamiUon Ciremt Court, 
unty faithfully and acoeplably 
r 1, 1871). 



on Nominations from the then Eleventh Dist.. _. 

of the Republican pariy, he has ao continued, and baa 

campaign the party haa ever made, and always for the whole Repi 

was a Delegate (o the National Convention at Cinoinnatl, in 187fi, and a member of the 

StAte Central Conimilteo from 1R7R to 1880. He hoa always advoonteJ the aoundeet 

Republican doctrines, and especially the soundest of sound money theories, no matter 

how unpopular thoy were at the lime. In his boyhood he was a Whig, his flrBk 

vote being cast for Gen. Scott for I'residont of the United States. 

He was reared in the Presbyterian faith, and united with that church at the age 
of nineteen, and haa held the office of Ruling Elder and Clerk of the Pesaion and Sup- 
enntendenfof the Sabbath school aince IS-M. He waa chosen Preaident of the Hamil- 
ton Counly Sunday-School Union at ita organiialion, was re-elected at ita next annual 
meeting, and aervod in that position two yeara. He haa. f.ir many yeara, been noted 
for his active, earnest and material support of the Church, the Sabbaih-flchool work, 
and moral and benevolent mlerpriaes, including the temperance cause. He i« a 



In the 20lh of October. 1857, ho wf 
inati. Ohio, to Mias Emma F. Chipu 
and was bom in Linden. N. V., ir 
Horooo D. Gray, bom December 18, 



18:12. The 



) thedaughti 



) D. Chi] 






and builder, 



in of groat promise, 
..- -- rare ability. The 
energy of the father, ond the refiuoinont and courtesy of the 
ed to the son, and with these oharacteriatica he roust eucoeed. 
re haa been one of untiring effort; from hia boyhood (o his major- 
the farm ; for Iho next aeven yeara. he worked at whatever he 
would procure the neceaflitles nf life for Ihoao who we; 



public 



whai 



» dopend- 

liaa pursued. 



look back over a well-apent life. His goncroaily haa kept him from getting rich but 
hia t^flte and amb.l.on havo kept him among the first in hia mode of living, and hli 
handsome home, pleasant surroundings and good repuUtion are the crownings of bis 
ndefafigable energy and laudable aapiraUona; and. thus far in hii Journey through 
life, it can be truthfully lajd, *< Me haa performed well hia part" 



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HON. JOF.L STAFFORD. 



THOMAS E. BOYD. 







Ihi, gtntUniut 


Pni 


me 


Slafford. 


fa. born in North 


Carol 


na in 


nK5. 1 


n earlj lif 


, be wa, ...arri 


.1 10 


li.l 


hel ll.inl 


They emigrated 


India 


naat 


»n early 


duto, and 


BCltlcd at firsl 


n Wayop 


Counly, aflcrward in Henry 




ally, 


in \iiV> 


in Hami 


ion I'ounly, 


■I,cy 






Dt member!! of tb 


Socic 




Fri^^,^., 




onformilT Willi 


Ihr T 


iew» of Mini 


eculiar seel, lliey 


reared 


tbe.r 


familjr 


len child 


en 10 hal.ils 01 


in.li 




prudence 


and bonejiy. Commenc 


"K ix 


the wi'd 


wooih of 


ndiana. they c 




up 


and inipr 




gi'ing 




obil.lren 


a, good an 


cducalion as co 


lid b 


oob 


aincd al I 


11 lime in a now CO 


unlry. 





edth of I 
of Lie wife at the age of sevenfy yenrs, in ~ 
Joel BtJiffnrd. the youngrHl of this fanii 
2J day of Febniarj, 1838. The c 



,.itj-i 



rnn born in llAraillon County on the 

homo teaching an'l a love of aludy, 

, fnir duration, which he fiirllii'r improvcfi in early mnnhood 

liing in (he Bchoole. About (hat lime, he hccnnie acquainted with a young lady 

illent family connection, Mis.s Hannah Davis, to whom he was married on the 

ly nf July. \%h\\, thus, at (he age of eighteen yeart*. oaHuming the rcMponsibil- 

Moss .»; Kvana. n prominent law firm, 
with both of whom he was aRorward a purtner in legal practice, (le was also after- 
ward HncccBsively a partner of tlie Hon. Jamcslt Brien. .). 8. Locey and Moss & Locey. 
Considering the obM(aclc» to he overcome a( (he beginning of his career, without finan- 
cial means or infliien'inl friend:?, it may be said (hat he has made a life-record to which 
his family and fricmls tan point with pride and saliHfaclinn. In politics, ho has al- 
ways taken an aclive part in Ihe various inj^iies in controversy in hi(* Slate and county, 
and has contributed much, by persona] effort, (o (he hucccsh of (he Republican parly, 
Willi which ho if bold in liigli esteem, and by which he has been elected to several im- 
portant and honoiahlc positions, such ai Distnct Allorncy for the counties of Hamil- 
ton, Tipton, Clinton, Howard and Grant :)ftnd. in IHOO, was elected, and then served 
■ ■ ■ Legislature for (he counties of Hamilton and Tip- 



redi( 



; Attorney for t 



enly-fourth Judicial Circuit, and served two 
4, he waB I he nominee for Senator, hut, owing 
in a.s to the cause of the panic and hard times, 



m^jorily. In 1R77. he wa. 


UeiidiTiE Clerk f 


r Ibe Ho 


i.e of Repreaen 


ttlives. who, al 




o»»ion. »ol 


d him tlOO e. 


ra pay, i 


n recognition of 


Ills ability and 


TaUiahle aer.ioe. 




al llie lime wlic 


n the urea 


I rebellion bad 


cast ila gloomy 


gl.adow OTcr the 


c.iunlry, N 


r. RlalTord, safriBcing all 


personal oonaid 




oomforl8 and po» 


lion, enliii 


ed in Company 


,llne llu 


idred and First 


ndianaVol.m- 


teer Infantry. 




ar two nioniha u» 


Fir,l Lie 






and served on lb 


stolT of a 


n. Reynold, a. 


n ovdnan 


c officer until February, 1R63, 


when, on acooun 


of conlin 


ed ill-health, he 


resigned 


.nd relumed ho 




In I8fiB, be 




ember of 1 be M 


K. Churob of NoWeerille 


and has since 


that time gifon e 


arne.t and 


aoli-o aupporl le 


the cau«e 


of religion, temperance reform 



> various means for the upbuilding of 
the Masonio fraternity at Nobleavillo, and is held in much esteem by (hat order, hav- 
ing officiated b« Mawlcr of the lodge, .and in various other honorable pOBltinna. 

Mr. Stafford and his estimablo lady are the parents of six children, two of whom died 
In infancy ; the others are named Ada, ( laronoe, Jenny and Charles, all living at home 
with the parantfl. Tho firm of HtAfford & Hoyd, of which Mr. Stafford Is a member, Is 
widely and favorably known, and transacla a large and luoratlva bueloeu la the oourU. \ 



, with whom lie Is still associated, and the law firm of HtafTnnl & ilny*l is ravorabl 
,U(I extensively patront/ed. 

lie 27tli day of March, \f^T2, Mr. Boyd wo-s married to Marv A, Stnlher, the estlmabl 
rof Thnmn,^ and Snlilc Stalker, ol Westneld, Ind. The Jnilt of their union Im Iwi 
, named Aura A. and Ix»cke. Mr. Boyd was noted tor hts pluck luid endurance ns i 
iiid after the war was over. In the capacity of a day laborer, school tejirlier. Pepul; 
r and Rcrorvler.soon ma<lp many friends. Mr. Doyd Is a pmmlnent Odd FHlow, ; 

t ?n hls'iainUy, fund of a nlc 
I pleasant surroundlusn, « 



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William llnolli. Waller K.-rli-, Cliarli.s D. I'oII.t, II. A. I„-e, W. I,. Wliilo, 


f W. (irnn-or, M. T. Shi.l, ,Jos,.|,li l!„l„-rlB, V. B. I'luflT, Tl.omai. Uoyil. 


hllRilu'K, ,,r ll,,' |,.>sl nfli ,1 lliis j.lni'c : . 


l-'irins-llarvor .'i (ii'alnini, Mo.s-s .t Slovcnwin, Kniio k Dnvi.s, .SfafTor,! .V 


(Iro,. rrrcipl. f.,r ,lnn,|„, cic » 1 ."''n »0 


llov.l, .'<l,irl«, .SliirU ct I'crii-, Noblo«vllk. nnti Nn.l k Uol,crl», Cliffonl k 


N„,„l.,r.,r,„„ihrccdvc.l I.'W. 


Wliil,', Cicero. 


N, .rr .,1 ,„.,il» .cm l.iiW 


" l.l.f.WKI.I.YN Kl'llINO" PARK. 


N.iml.cr .,f Inlrr, roBl.lori-.l lHu 


Thi.s s],rin-, siliial,.,! o„ ll„- I,a„k of While Uivor, -.olllh of Cnnm-r slrn-t. 


N,i,i,l,rrormonoy ..r.lrr. l»s„r,l 018 


sim'., known ii« llio " Mowi'llyn ."^jirin;,'," was vi.sit«l nnd iiwil l.y tlio ImliaiiH 


A,„n„n(or,i„,ncy rcccivcl for mnnoy orders II.HTO Kn 

AmonnI of fco» rcrcivc.l for money order 70 10 


prior lo tlio Hnulonii.nt of Uil.s counly by llic wliite people. It wiw n tnnlilion 


N.nnl.erof n,oMoy or.lrr. pni.l 2117 


amon- llioin llmt it poKsc.s.,c,l vabniblo mr,li™l qunlilics, nnd hence was r plni-o 


Anionnl pni.l on money or.ler. 'I..*I2 78 


ofrosnrl for Iho m,'k and infirm of iheirnice. The spot was held in hi^h 


I). W. 8no, K, 1'. M. 


cslcom n.r ilic cnralivn proporlics of il« walers by these children of the forest 


Thn f..lln«in^' is llir I.ibI 'iimrlCTli' rrporl of Ihc I'oHliiinKlcr, for iho (|unr. 


Ion;: nftir lln'ir d,-parl.uro Hir ihnir now homo lioynnd the Rrcat " Knthor of 


iCTonilinK Mardi Ml, 1H.'<II: 


Waters." In 1871, when the knowlclgo ciyoycd by the Indians hod long 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



»ill, II. ■..1-,- M.-.-si.k. .-..u-iii In ..„,■ .M,.,-i,k 1h,_vs, iiiHl Il..» llr.mpr i«l,.. 
ii..wiM. pi,.s|.,T..us n,ni„TMi»''iil.»' r.r lipi.r.'nlmV In IS III. lli.. It.'iunlcr, 
.\ll..Tl O.lc, «I.M, like Cell. Slcplionsni,, lu-l.l llh' utthv for iili.Mit Inurtci'ii 

y:<r^ V..1 „;.Mi„ InlM ll„. ..1,1 l,„il,li„^-, wluTO llic r>.r,.r.l. «,t.' krpl unlil 

|'r..l.:.l.lv M. IHilil, «li,n Mr. l':>sii,;;l.,M, Inn in- I ii rln-i,,! Itivor.l.T, l.i„k 

"!■ lH-M":Mh.,. in , ..nirl l„.u.,.. Huri,,..' ihr i.,l,TV„i h,.|w,.,.n IKIIC, „n.l 



Hiciirliotiiilc tiiiignr-'i 






.hu-.l, Sinilll usi,,..; 
, Mr. . I. .1,11 W. Wi 
li.' ..n;.'.' r.'iiiMin.'.l 
III.- Sli.rin's ..Hi,.- 



IIO.N. \VI1,I,I.\M i;.\l!Vi;i!. 



11^ llic iitipr.tvcninil of piiitl 5 



Hh.ill fnil I.. .1.1 no. 10 Inkr fill 



I'olk : 



iinicipnl n 



r ii«socirt1i.m i.f iii.iivi.ltiiils, t.lmll. I.y lliij order, Imvc llic full ri^lil to nsaimie conln. 
fanJ improTC iiiij iin-l iill of Hiii.l \nl>t. as I.. Iliptii iiiny siciii tinlit nn.l proper, an. 



Ii Tn.iilni,,,, Tl,.-l 



Willi,, Ml 



ill,- l..,r/,r, ..r .111 



.1 Ini.klilviT 
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,\l 111. 



vviu. limit., II,.. .•■iiirt li.Mi«. «■„.. „n iilil Iran,,., and il «as „nt ,l....„„.,l sal',, t.i 

ki..p 111,. r,.c.,r,is in it ; 1„.|„-,., it wa.s Ih.ni-lil li.'.sl l.i ] ip tl,i, ndi.r. ■j'li,-,,. 

Il.ii.rs were tjikcn nnl of i(, tw.i-plaiik ll.inr.s traiKvcr.scly laid, ami ..i, l.ip ,il 

plainly visilil,. ai- lli.,i,;;l. 111,- w.irk lin.l licci .l.im' Twrrk :,-o. II. wan lu'cnpi,-,! 
aw n Hccnr.l, t'h aii.l ('Icrk'H olTicc iinlil aliout IHItH, at 1. 'ant part of the lime, 
lij. (m.m. .'^irpluTiMiii, wli.i lit that liinc aiti'd m Cli.rk nml KccordiT, wliun it 
wa.s ui.ivrd into a lilll.. fralii.., Mlualcil on (li,_. cnrncr lu'lnw Unci.- .lini Itro»n'n 
li.itil, wlioni Ilarvf). Crane m..w lives. After the rcninvnl of the rei'iiril,,, the 
lillle lirickwiw iieiupii'd iw n whnc-slinp, hy I'llienezer lliilmvuy — Alick's father, 



■ he s.,i,.J,l 
111 the .^.1111.. 
cn.l all hin 



diivilion mill M 



inr,.|nitiin-stn.Iy,«iil, th.. Iix,.d ,'„„l ,h.|,.rn,in.-,l p„rp„se nl en'leri,,;;. 
lawyer. He pnrsne.l hin lepil sln.liis under the 
iif Ihe Ili.n. Inaae lllaekfnnl, then dn.lp. iif the 



n.y ai law. I,y M...s,.,. .Mon-isin, I Tl ipH.m, tl,,.,, JiHlp.. of the Cin-nit 

"f II... Stale, an.l Ihe Tiiile.! Slale.sr.mrl». ' " '"''""" 

.•.imni..ii..e.l the praeliee ..f law, anil Inr a trw year... wa.n a copartner will, the 
late William (^,arl,.s, „ di..lin,M,i»l„.d lawyer ol' In.Iianapoli.,. The yoiinp 
lawyer Man, hinll np for himself ft liir-e ami Ineralive pmelice in the various 
eonrt,., and becnn,.. wid.ly „n,| favorably known os a nmn of superior ahilily 
and judgment. Wo always l,i„k a ,leei,led and aelive part in the |».litieal con- 
lrovel>.ies of the day, and eonlrilinted mueli to the sueeess of the old Demo- 
cratie party of hisStn!e, and he re,„alne,l loyal to that party unlil he found it 
nrrnycd npunst the Gnvcrnnient and in aetual rohellion, since whieh ho has 



Th.-.In.l^T,,lurii)-ll..-i'..iii-< ■his I,, 

li..M..niMc |ms:li„iis nrMlofTln'S.inri 
li:.s ivl.iitiivl Mil' ronrKlc'lir,' .iimI r.'s{..' 

in flu- In.li^ l„-i>bti.rr, «l,r,,. 1„. 

ni:lll MM SMIM ' IIm' mn-l i,„|,n,|.H<l 

rr.Mci-iiliiiL' Allcinic-v lor ll 1. 1 Vaj 



NOHLK.SVI \AAi TOWNyHI P 



i,.H I) K.inr «:,. lu.r, 



iiiily uf -.ix Ml 
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IMi;.-,",!,,.' «-..■< nppninlrJ hy C.iv. M.irl.in .lu.l-o "fill.. C.iiirt of (;..inni..n 
ri,'a» r.ir 111!' K.nirtcciilli .Iiiili.ial IlUtrii'l, In fill .i vaiMnrj- ; i.n.1 in llic 
r.ill.iwiii;; ().-t..l>.'r lie wiix c-li'ilcil III llic Riinii- nOici' willi.ml iip|msilion, iin.l :il 
llii' cxiiiriiliiMi III' II Irnii III" llitir years, lie wii» ro-oleeleil fur nniitlier leriii, imd 
ii-iiili ill 1ST2 he wii.M eleele.l lo llie silllie iifHee, lull the l.e-ishilure nl Hint se»- 
simi iilmliHheil ihnt ennrl. Ill ISTH, lie was elcetcil Joiiil, HepreMentalive for 

years in inipiirlaiit pnsilii.iis nri llie varii.us cnniniillees of llio liniise. Siii.e 

in cnpartnership willl Kiilicrl liraluitii, )vm|. 

The JiiiltiP is al Ihis time VnmjZ wilh hi- lliinl "ile. The ii,ai.leii name 

i.f his firsi wife wns V.Vu.ix J., ilnlinliler iif I ien. .leliii H. Slepluiis ene „f the 

pinlieerHof Niililesville, In ivhiilii he was nianie.l in \>iil. She was llie nicllier 
„f three ehihiren, all nf wllnni (lie.l in iiifaney. Ilerilealll neenrreil nil Mm full 
ilay iif An;;nst, l.SriO, al llie a-e of Iwcnly-feiir years. His .seeoml iiiania-e 
was wilh .Miss lOliM J. liay, ilanshter I.f ex-(i..v. .lames li. I!ay, „f luilian- 

apnlis. Sh,. liecanie llie her of ei;.ht ehil.lien-- William I!., Frank, .Ie,>.se 

11., Leiinaril .1., Katie, Minnie V., All.erl. anil .lolin, all of whom are living 
e,xeepl Kalie, whodieilin infamy. 

On I he 1. '■nil ilayiif Deceniher, 1K7II, he wnH a'lain ealleil npini In nimiriillic 

years. On the L'.'illi (lay of JIareli, ISTH, he lille.l llie vaeaney in his linnie 
iiy imiliiif; in liiarria-e with Mrs. Talitha A. I'ieree, the worthy wiihiw of Henry 
Pieree, of .Marion, Gram Cminly. 

The .Inline anil his faniily all resi.l i his farm, two miles west of Nol.les- 

ville, where he owns n valnal.le Iniet of IL'II neres, wilh a coniforlahlo resiileiiec 
anil siirroiiniliii).'s. He oeenpies an tillico in Nolilosville, to wliieli ho driven 

The firm of llarver .^ (Iraliam is widely anil favoriitily known and patronized- 
The niimeroiis, liijnoralile positions and olTiees whieli he has filled willi 

honor lo himself and |irofit. to his eon.sliliienl.s diirili- his life, is a hi-her 

Iriliiilo lo the ehaiaeter 1111.1 worth of .Indue. Ilarver lliaii any wrilten culo-y. 

A fine porlniil of the Jlld(;e may lie found in the center of llic f,Tiiiip of 

all<irney» of Iho llaniillon County liar. 

THOMAS J. KANE. 
In n deseendeni ol an old Irish I'reshyterian family of County Antrim, Irc- 
Und, and dated far back in tlio early days of Irish history. John Kane, the 



■ ir.r.nil .,1 llir ,1 1, of the l.ilher, named .Maiy A,. Tliomns. 

IS .i . .ioliii M,, i;, .,„;;.• \V. and William (', Of ihes,, ll„. only 
:imTI, as ,1. and .lolin M. Of (his fmiily, all the sons 

).;,r lie «.,s lo ^.ladu.ite. All llie .ilhersl .ilile pli ^ -ieialis, 

.1 , ulio ,n,l.ia..d llie pinf.ssi,,,, „f !.,„, ,),.|,„ M is at Ihis 
._' plixsiri,,,, ;,i \V,.sir„.ld, in llaniillon C... 



..r S ,<. Iti.kley. and the ne.M, year he entered 
, wh. 1.- he remained a year. .\t that liiiio, in 
alh, his eoll. ;;iale eoill-se was Imill'dlt lo a close. 



1 and i 



■ enleiin- thelepil profession. In 1 H.-,.'i. ho 
Ihe law ofi'lee of (i. H. Vo.ss, of Nol.lesville, 
shortly aller eiiteird into eoparlliersliip wilh 
i.-s, I- :,n allnniry at law, havinj; heen ad- 
II |S.-,i; l,v lus Honor Stephen Mayoral that 



l"rs,.ven.l >e;,is, „„i,| t he miioval of M i. ViM froni Hamilton Counly, Ih 1 801 . 
Kn.io that hme lo ilie pivseni, .Mr. Kane lias ^iven his entire lime ami .illeii- 

eare, lie lias seemed a lai-e and liieralive prneliee in the v.nrious eiiurts of the 

Ihe l[aiiiilt<.n Connty liar. His present partner, Mr. Theodore 1'. Davis, heeamc 
associated willi him in ISVfi, since which tliey liiive lieeii known as the law 
(inn of Kane »V Havis. 

In l.'^lll, Mr. Kane formed the aeipiainlame of Miss .Sophie N. Smilli, to 

was the dauijhter of Itev. David and Catlinriiie .Smilh, of NoMesville. They 

Mr. Siiiilh was in eliarnc of the liUlheian Chiireli at .Vohlesville. Mr. Kane, 
idlhonoh a zealous and pronounced l<e|iiililiean, is not a politician seeking for 
ofiiee and position, and |ircfers the steady routine of his jirofessinn lo the 
linnioils of polilieal strife or the li.kle snppoil of parly favnrilisni. Ilo and 
his cstiinalihi wife are honored meinl.eis of il;e IVeshytcnan Chnreli of Xohles- 
ville, and lire siirroiindeil hy a wide circle of warm and mliiiirin;,' friends. 

Tiny are the parents of five children, named Ralph Kent, Tho a Knilnct, 

Allen David, Sopliio and Oriice — all living except Allen, who died in 

Mr. Kano enjoys the nnlirnited confidence and esteem of all who have tho 
pleasure of his aei|uainlnnco. In society, ho is known as a gonial and coiii-t«ona 
pnlleman, and in his family liu is loved and honored as (ho faithful and 
atrectionato hushand and indulgent fallier. On another piifo may he found a 
fine portrait of this gcntlcmnn in tho p-oiip of nttornoys of tho Hnniilton 
County bar. 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



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Ul ,l,,v ..r M:.r.l,, ISTT, nt llic liumc i.f her i«r™(s i» ill,,.,. 

Mr. Davi.s i,t„l his csliiMiihl.' wile arc the liii],|,y n. i|iM ,,l- .,1' ll,,- l.iv,- mi.l 

,v>|i,.l "f i. «i.h. ,ir,Ie .,r „.l,„iri„..' iVi.,,.!., mA (l,ri,- h,,,,,.' i- . I u.[ :,„.| 

j ,,,ln,„,..l hv ,h.. |,n -,,„,■ .,!■ th.ir hill,. ,hn,,..hl,T lI,-h-„, «h„ »nH hnn the 



>•:,„.■}■ |)„h', Ihe y.,,,,,-.-! "I :, l.,iii,l.v "I Ihii- 11 chililn 

ili.'V :ill.i»iii.l ivMiov.-,! h, K-, kv. nil. I rn.iii Ihero l.i 






■ (■ ,l.v .\u"i,I.M„ ..fliiT :,t lh„l 

'.,„„n '\.,.l,i..r. II.. ,in,T«;,i.l 



,l.'li:i. Il:,iiiiilml. li.'iirii'lliimiil Will,, 
,11V \Villi,UH A. ,111,1 N..»t..n .1,, I, 



O.l.l |-,.ll„«s„t N.,l,l,',-v 

.ll.,.r«l,irll hishulj-isii 

,111 l.y 111,, iiiinih,.,, „r 



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llMni,! L., Wilhinii nii.l .l,i.i,. 

„n Ih,. 2.-illi ,l;,v„|-n,.|„l„.r, I.- 

Ill lSi;:t, >ir. ll.ivi. h;h 111 



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iiilh.. r.hjish 1,1- hrx. Ill Miiv, ISCI 

lluilillv.l ,in,l l'iny-s.-,-..,..| (>l,i,. V..l,M,lr. 



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nlh.siil Ih,. Naii..n,il Nnniml ,S,-I„,„I „t l.ehiin.m, (llii.i. H,. Ih™ ,.niii,. Im,.^ 

,111,1 tnu-lii <,n,. I, nil in ll 1,1 ilisiii,'! iil liiMiir. iiml iIkmi iitl|.|„U',l n lm,i ,.l 

Ihe T,.,i,-Iht,V Noriiul, „|. .\„l,l,...vill.., ..iii,! tlicii ni-,,;;,.,! f.,r „ »l,„rl i,tmi „. ,i 
Inichcr ill Ihc Kni'li'J «;h""lH (il" 5nl,l,.avillr, anil ut the .■.nine lime |.,.rsisteiilU 
eniplnyin;: .tII liis npsire liniirH in imiin^ over IJIiielistone iiiiil the nhl aulherH 
(in law, never Tor n nidnieiil. le.siiif; Hi|;lit (if flic one ^raml olijeet of his aiiihi- 
lien. Ill lHT:),hncnlcreJ llie„nieeof .Mcwi-s. MowiX Tris..<al, nrN„hIei.ville,a.sn 
xtiidi'nl. iif Inw, where he remained iinlil llial lirm (li.s..'nlvcJ, and tlien eiinlinueil 
iw n student in the offiee of tlio new firm nf Mena & Kane, until Oetolmr, I87li, 
wlion that firm di».x„lveil, an.l he entered inl,< enfarlnerxliip with Tlmma.i J. 



In 1H75, he Inrined ihe neiiiuiinlanec of Misa Anna !■'. Grny.iin inlflli(;enl. 
and nee(iinpli.?hed ynunj; lady, the dnunliter of .laeiih (',. and Catharine Gray, 



Ki.J,lv-s,.v...iih (Hii,. V, .1,11,1, 



eyed ill m, 



time, .Mr. II,.ii..li.,l,l,.rHas ,l,.|ail,.,| aii.l eniph.y,.,! in ilie rreeilnieiiV Hunaii at 
Mae„n. On llie 2(nli „f Jan.iniy f„ll„win-, hin repim.iit, was nii,..leiv,l eiil ..f 
s,.rviee, and lie r,.e,.iv,.,l hi.s ili.sHiari;,. a( C.mp d,,,,,,, o|,i„^ „„„„ „n,,r. II,. 
th,.n relnrn,..l h,.ii,e, and fr„m that lime until Aprd, ISTII, he empl,.y,-,l Ids 
llineinallendin:; Ihe Nali„i„d Normal Sel,.,„l, at l.elmmin, Olli.i, and tliedhio 
\V,..sleynn University at Delaware, and in teaehin- .seliool, anil, lit ihe .-ame 

res.si,in. In the wpriii- nf l.STO, lie came to Nnlilesville, Ind.,''and eiiler,',! llie 
iilliee of Tlioinas J, Kane, Ks,|., it,, a Mud,.nt of law, where lie remained l«o 

Honor .Iaiii,..s O'Uri,.,,. iheii .Ji„l^-e of 111,' '(Tr."uir t" n'rl'.'"''!!.' TsTi:', l'ie''^,.>,r 

'""• • ""' l'">'-li'-'' "I' 1"", n"'l, nt Ihe aa.ne lluie, lie wn., eleeted City Cleric, 

in whieh offiee he .erved four year,, tlio lust two yean, of wl,i,.l, ho also served 






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'HE NOBLESVILLE LEDGER, 

A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 
iPFOr^i) TO THE lATEIlESTi; OF THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON COrxvv . v. 

./..■. A.r> p.omuloat:o. of the Pn^il^^^Z ^:^:epusu^. ^"1;"""^" 



On the 8th day of September, 1871, the first issue of 
I^ Lemer was made, by Miles & Bodenhamer-William 
B enhamer e.htor. One week prev.ou. to the first pubhca- 
tn of T„E Ledoek, the publication of The HamUlon Count, 
R'^^/er, owned and edited by A. M. Conklin, the Repub 
Jn organ of the eounty, ceased, and its editor withdrew for 
k t„ne being from the newspaper field, thus leaving The 
t^Z^ '""" '"" ^'■J''"^"'''-"' - f- - fhe county wa. 
Mr. Bodenhamer, i„ his salutatory, made use of the fol 



ng 



_ ; We desire to make our home among you ; we 

m.Uedby th,s mot,ve,our aim must be t. secure, to th 

X nt of our „b,l, y, the prosperity, materidly and otherwise 
^he county and of all tho people of the county." Th 
^fic^tmn of th,s des,re on the part of it. founders ha 

e fu% realized, a. the prosperity of The Lee^er during 
tli«iast ton years substantiates. ^ 

JHE Leix^er, from it. start, gradually gi-ow in favor, and 

0^ .t ,8 considered indispensable by ita five thousand 

J'j^^T^T" r'T"^ "" "^'''^' ^"^""^ interruption 
«Be wh'i h f 'n" '" ""' ''''''^'' manifestations of the 
^ B^wh^ finally caused his naturally vigorous conatitu- 



t on to -ccun b he called to his assist^ince W. W. Conner, who 
stood at the helm until the following October, when he was 
succeeded by Oscar Miles, the present editor 

Mr. Bodenh.-,mer, after five weeks' confinement to his 

oom, on the 24th of July, 1879, and while yet compar 

|^o..nning to be realized to its full extent, was called to 
JO. that, nnumerable throng which travels to the silent rm^ 

vo^d o"h" ""r "•'"':' '' "''■ ''' ^'^^ ^"--*^">'>' 

well Jefiu', 7"^"?"' ''°""'' ^"P'^'''''' "^ '"- having 
wU.Jefined notions and convictions of right and wrong, and 

dlone;; ""' "^"'"'^' "^ '''-' ^^--^ --P'ion and 

o(r.e!;':c-;Tali'B!':ck'aUh:^^^^ r''Y '""™'"^' ^' ''^ 
per year. exceeding low price of $1.50 

the vervrsf '"Vr'" " ''P'*^"'"'' J^'^ °'^<=«' -^ere work of 
the very best quabty ,s turned out at reasonable prices. 

OSCAR MILES, 

Editor and Proprietor. 



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universally rc';:iril('d willi tlu^ lii,;,'liost eslct'iii liy all llii'ir Iricml^ 



MAIIIK.N W, IISSINCTII 



M.-il, si 

Wr^. Ml 



; Ml AM 



d lo l,Mli:,na. II,' 



Wllil.,,,, M , \I.MV 



,,„l llirnlh.'!-. ».'n' ll: .1 WiIImii. It., 

,1, U , MmV II, ^.M.l II. .1..,!. (II li„M 



W:nw T..ui,~l,i|., 
l.i- ,nrlv l..nl„„„l, 



.mI.mh ;,I W.-I 



<;;,n,r, »illi Ml ll.' is slill ;.s.-,„l 

„r.' wi.l.'ly ni,.l i;,v..n,l.ly kimw,,, nii.J 
fh,' vaH..n» r..nrl.s. Mr lli'alniin in 

^'^^-.'.1 „f i,i, u.milly ,'nn ..lin^-lij;,! 



,,s „ pmcl hnvy.T, an rn,', 
skillful nii.l iil.l,' .l,.l,al,''r, 



'iBlalur... 

(Ill Iho IrL ilay.il' June, l'ST2, lie \v,w uiiile.l in iii,iriia-e l.i MI-h Klizalielli 
,S., the (liiu-liliT iif Uiclinnl nnil .Snnili A. Oeop^'e, i.f lliiiiiillnn County. 

"""Mr. (iniliuiii un.l liiH I'.'.t ii.'.I ivii;. idlen.l llie ."enie,', .,!' llie M.'l lir<( 

K|.i»e<iipnl Cliuri'li, ol' wliieli tli.-y nre liouurcd iiiiil worlliy iiicuiUrs, iind lire 



-i,;_-.'Mi.'Ml.s l„ wlu.l, lus .■i.lniiian.l «as siil.j.'.-li'.l. Ulilil lli,' nl.'l.i-al.'.l aii.l .lis- 

aslnius l«Ul,' .iCCIii.kai -a, wli.'n, on llie se.-on.l .lay ol'tlial l.inM,' 1 Ir, 

ll,' r,'ll, as was sii|.|i.,,",',l, iii.irlally w.,iin.l,',l, anion;: tl,,' llioiisan.ls of ,1,'a.l, 
,lyio'_' aii.l «-,.i„„l.'.l Imto.'s .,n llial l,l....ily lii'l.l. On rlcarin- ihe liil.l of llio 
.l.'.ul ami H.MiM.l.-L 11 «.,« i;,n„.l lliat Im' «a.s slill alive, an.l, owiiif; lo llie unr,'- 
oiiltniu' .; n.l ,ni,.,i,L' ..I' liis IVi.'o.l, Surffi'on W. li. Graliani, of Nolil,'S- 

y\ll.> [.al-lially r.'i'ov.'iinj.' flTlil lii- «,.ui..l. lie iv.nl l,a,k lo lli» r,'f;illl,'nt in 
tlic fu'l.l, nii,l with it aei'oni|,aiii.'.| Slinni: 
Bea. But, owiii;; to til,' iiaturo of liis n.iiii 

Savannali, r.a. At llii' lime of liis ilis,'liar^'e, lie was in eoniiiiand ns Sei'on.l 
l.i.'iiti'nant of liix roiii|iaiiy, to wliiili lie llail been iironioted from Orderly 
.'^erp'aiit i;.i' -allant aii.l ni,'Hl..ri.Mis servi,'e». 

II,' i','l,irii,'.l 1.1 lii,', home in N.,l,l,-sville, nn,l in tlic fall of ISH,") wa- ,'l,Ttel 
ISeeor.l.T of Hamilton Ciiinly, uliieli olliee lie filleil i;,r the ^■e.vt five yi-nrs. 
He was then eleitoil Clerk of Ilaniillon County, and nerved four years, und 
then wrved as IV|mty Clerk in the same offiee until hisileath, which ooeurred 
oiilheKth ilay of .M.ireli, IH7!t. In 18(i(!, ho fonne.l the nc,|Uiiintanc« of 
Mi.ss Mary K. Iliehwine, ilauKhter of Ahriiliaiu ami Klizalieth Hichwinc, old 
r,'si,lenls of Nolih'svilli' Township. They were uiiili',1 in niarria;;o on the ;!2d 
day of N'oveuilier, ISli.S ; iinil (lie frnit of this union wius mie eliild, a dau(,'hler, 
nuincd Cinm B. Tlio cnuso of the dciith of Mr. Kssiii^'ton wns n diBcoso of 



HlSTOliY OF HAMILTON COUJSITY, INDIANA. 



nn-» :in.l ll.,- .■Ifi'uts ,.f ]m w.iun.l, fp.n. «l.i<'li \w Ii.mI never lully | IIo rc'.i.:iin,'<l willi liis rc-ilnrnt iin.l fh-.xrM in it.- InrI 

■r.d His ,l,.,(l, wiis Mt In h,. ;, -ival, l..s», n,.l, nnlv In Ilis liiTiMvcd wile I vaiinus Bkirniislics iinil .■nira-.'ini'nls In wliiil. il was snl, 

, l,,li>,. l.Ml m 11,.. rin.nl, an.) S;,Mull, mIh...Is in NnMrsvillr, ;,s wrll as [ n.nv l"' n,..,! M.,,,.! V.n._-I,ls Hill. ilnV.Vs Cap an,l Tulla 

„,„ ^ .1 l:M..r in ll.nnlinn C Iv. He l.;,.i l-i- n ^.;ns 1.,,., an , l.r:,l...l an.l .l,^:,.l,o„s l.alll,. ..f ( 'ln,kan,an-a, in «l,i,l, 1 



iiitnrnt MnflV-rcfl 



n.l was nniv.rsallv imnnrivl an.l 
aiilv In all wnrlliy nl.jrels. A 
in :,|| |,„siti„„s-wliclh.-r as a 
-always a v'enllruian. Ilrlell 



isl, of II,,. I.,v,..l In.sli, 
lva.l,Ts..ril.is wnrii, 



I liillu 



1 |,asse.l llirnn-li 
.lr,l. Il,e irl.'ls ein 






il.v Wliili' hill- nil llic livM linl|llcjsly 

ami iIm'i, were in liini npnlsnl, an.l n 
ar;.',. Irniii ll„. Uninn snl.liers a-ain swv|.l 
kI W.anKlr.! n„ llial lii'Vnlr.l lieM. ,M r. 
nnl'lalU wnulnl.'.l. » as jiisl al.le In raisr his 
.■rn,.s,l I- ll„-ire,.,nra.|r-a- lln^v nass.-.l 



arli.sl ,.-,nr.K nl 



rnns fiii.l lininilial- 
i.res an.l wniiinle.l 
.IkIs. T.-n .lavs 



I.T. Mr. I '.Hi 
IM.^anli t 

i.l .l.lrn.l. IS . 



aril.lc .l.'l'.al lia.l i 
i.'linnH'S..riliel,r: 
nl' Mr. I'miinlin i 



I.l s.'llL.I ill iir.iwii I'.. nnlv (llii... 
hain.'.l ll.'linrali, Sarah, '/a.-liarial 
I, N'aulni. Nan.'V an.l .lani.'S. Ill' 



lir..iii;li HI'.'. Ill is:;;i 

I n.l. ,\H,r Lis niarr 
In.ls.lia.k I., his h.i 
ism. «1„„ h.. r.•lll..^ 
.-.in .1.-11. i-.,n(',,i,nly 
a I'.nni in llaiiiill..n ( 



I'l.'t.'ii.'hil.livn. 



Aralhnsa, M,' 

'i^i"t;''-\t'''l't 

Cvn-niils, 



Arathirsa. Sarah ami M.li-: 
i.al nl-lhisskelih, wasl...ni 



In' It.'imhli.an ('.. 
.I....lh,n..r An.lil 



Mr. r.in|..hn, l,v his „l,.-yan.| air.il.ilily I., all in ill.' a.lnilnislratinn 

an.l inana-.iM.nl ..I' hi- ..IVni.il .iiili.s, has ma.l.' liin|s..|r .l.'s,.,v,'.l|y |,.,|nilar 

nlh.ar, a lan.li.l. li.,n,.ral.l.' fi.nll.nian, an.l. in all ihn varinus rolalinllH nf life, 

a.-.|iiaiiilali..s, a.iniir. .1 hv hi- iVi.n.U. l.,v..,l an.l li.ni..ro.l hy Ills rclalive.s. 

II.. an.l his ...l.vi,i,.i wii;- ....ni.v a |.l. :,..,Mt iTshha "in .\nl.l..,svillc, an.l 

lln-ir Immii.' is .l,.,av.| an.l .nliv.ai. .1 hy lli.' ,..n,|.any orilu-ir ihr.r Im-hl am! 
inl.T.slin-.laniihl.rs— Klla A.,r..ra .M. an.l l.nra Kl..r,-nco. 

Mr. l'..lli.i..hii an.l his laily ar.. kin.wn as siiua'r,. an.l ,„nsis|,.„| Chrislians, 
haviii;.' h.aai I'nr many years linn.ire.l menihers nl' the Mellm.lisI Kpisenpal 
Chiireh. Tn III., fri.-mls'ami r,-lalives, as well as llic rea.lers nf this wnrk, iIiih 
ininerfeel sk.'leh is .■..nlrilnil.-.l as a imnn.rial .if ih.ir wnrlh. 



this li he hail h.'ean ■.|ilainl...l willi Miss .M.^lis-a .1. N, iv...ni.n..i 

.lail^Iil.r.il' Chrislian ami Klizahelh NeweinniT. Clui-liai, .\.u.,.,M.r 
s..hli..rin the war nf IMI:;. ami an nM pinmvr selll.. ..r Washing;!. ill ' 

riat;e, ami ih.'y weiv nnil.al nii ih.' Isl .lay nl' Ajiril, ISIlll. .\n,.r hi- 
riap., Mr. l'eltij..liii slill .•nniinn..,! loa.'hiie.' up In Aii-nsi, I.m;2. 

At thai, time, the hlaek el. mils nf war whieh hail l'..r many ninnlhs 
like ti ilark pall nver llie " lireat l!e|nililie," llireateiiin- its viay liC- ami 
ener, lia.l hurst, out int.i n lii'reo Hinnn nfnpen reb.'lli..n. 

In respnnse tn the enll frnin llie (Invernnient ami llie palrinlie ol.l War 
linvernnr nf Imliana, Mr. I'etlijnlin eiilisteil m- a private in Cniniiaiiy A, One 
linn.ire.l ami Vml Imliana Volunteer Infanlrj. Soon uOer miisltring in, liis 
ri'^iinenl was nssi;,'neil to 'Inty in llic field, ami waH nttjiclied to the Second 
liri-aile, Killh Division of Hio Kourtcenth Army ('..rps, un.ler (ien. Th.mia.s, in' 
Ihe Army of the Ohio, whose opcrationn were mainly ennfine.l In the Ktale.s of 
Kentucky and TcDncsscc. 



.\Mi;S 11. ('llItlSTI.\> 

lie pr.-s.nt Cl.ak ..f llaniill 



'aih.r, Klijah \,. Chrisliaii. was hnrii near Allanla, 

■ r.-i.l.'.l all his life. He was married, and reared 

H.' died in IS II), at the a-e of f.irty six yearn. 

was l.nrn at 11 Id lleori^ia home in I's'JI, and at llie 

n home, eaine Nnrlli and scltle.l in Imliana, in Wash- 
en-a-,.,1 in lea.diin;: seli.ml and farmin-. He ri'lnaim^d 
married to Kliza A. I'liek. ,S»on 



in Clay Township, where lie also en-a-cd in teneiiinc and fanniiif:, wliicli lie 
c.nliiiiied until IS.'iH, when lie removed to Nohlcsville with the inlenlion of 
cn;;a^'inf,' in the »tu.ly an.l pniclice of law, but, on account of the ill health of 
liiH family, remained only ah.mt a year, when lie went into llie counlry ami 
pellled nu a farm, recently pureliased by liiui, a few milen friini Nohlcsville. 
So.m alter that, the polilicnl liofizou of the Great Itepnhlic became overcast 
with Ihe dark clouds of Becesaion, and the Soutlicrn slavchnhlers, with their 
friends at the North, talked treason, and openly and boldly threatened war. Mr. 



N()T?I-KSVirj>E 'I'OWNSini 



Clirisrian, Mum-\ r„ in ihr Smill,, uhrrr .11 „r Ins ivi.liv.s w.ro livi,, 

nwio- "f wlmni wiTc slavi-,„vn.rs «.,. „„ „„n„„|„- Wnv^ ,..„.,„>■ (n tl 

"|>cciiliiir inslimti"!.," nml. by cvit.v »,.r,l ,in,l ;„.|, „|,||,.M || aiisp of nn 

ViTsnl frnvlnin. And wllcn at lx~l ihr war i-.ii,ini.Mi<v.l, Ik. was ansLnis I 
enlist, uihI ;;o to tlic Iront, anil liis i'l.l,-( sun, «l„, al lli.ll lin»- «as a I..,, , 

Kixt.vn y-.m of a-o, also drsirr.l I,, ollrr Ins s,.,,,,.- I., los , oiiv aVi, 

niu.'ll (lisnis.si,ni iK'twcMi fallu-r ami son. il «a« -.ill,.! Il,.,l (l„- lalli.r - 



onl one niilo sontli of lln^ 

1(1. do r.arivr.l ll sn; 

vs of ol.ii.lhoo.l an.l voni 



farm ho 


ncofhi.s pan 


Ills, 


llic Stl 


day of «),-t, 


luT, 


l,oy,a,H 


nassoJthci 


,rlv 


..sH.ool olncalion, an 




irxof.i-c. Attlmtl 


MIO, 


he heart 


nf ihonsan. 


sol" 


an.l .s.Tvi 


r», n «illin>r 


sac- 


> all. Im' 


■Tilislod for Ihroo 



Mr. Christian onll I in Conii.aox A, 

nnlrors, and.sorvod in the varion- ',,,,. U 

the cavalry «;ls s., a.livly and |ii.n. 

nnlil, ntidor IhoronHoando!' ,M,('o.,k. 
Allaola. Ih.. lnion,avalrv»,T,.ov,i|,o 



While a inisonor at 



the a|. 
nnal.le 
III.' Ill 









M.Cook, 
hloody I.: 



nsned. in 
I oin'.lialf 



niand, he shared in a s 
|.lnr.-,,|- Aii.,,,1,,, hisnyii 
•leo. Kil|,alii.i, aeeoni|. 

..as it «.,s thrirdntvto: 



ehildren, naned J:OM.- I! . M.n> .\.. .I.ihii W , I'lank I' , lia W.. W iIImm, 

H., Jennie ami (;,.or:;e .S,, all livn,.- :,l tins h ,.\,, |,t M.ns A, ami d..hn \V. 

•la s It., t .hh.st, «as I i„ \V.,.lnM.,n,M CMnOi'. led . on the L'd 

dayofMareh, I.SIIi. His hoN i „as ,,.,-.,.,1 „,,!„., Is, :„„i „.-i.,in;; on 



lahyforeeof Kilpalriek's eoniniaml. 



valr. 



h the cii-o|ierati..li of eai 



On th^ 1st day of Fehrirary, l.STl', Mi fln,-I,,n, «.,- n,nn J „, m.MTiaL-e 
III Miss .Maria llnrh.ek, dan-hter of Mis ,<.n.d, and i:!..,,,,,, 1 1 ui io, k. of llo' 

was a imrlion of the oM hoim' farm, whieh ha- sin.,, lie,,, l,i~ l„,m,. .Mr 

Ci,ristian is a |,ra.'ti,.al far rami .stoek man, havi,,- i:,u„ , I, ath„lio„ to 

the hri'islint' ami rearini; of lino eatlle ami swin,', in »l,i, I, I,.' has Ine i- 

ri.rinly sneia.ssfni. in polilhs. he is an (.arm.st an,| aetiv,' l<,'|,i,l.li<'a,i, ami. ns 
nn evidenee ofthe este,,,, a„.l a|,|,reeiation in whi.di I.,, is hel.l hy his party, it 
is |,ro|HT to mention that in the .sprit,- of IS7,'*. he ivas pla.-.-.l in mnnination 
for the ulhee of Clerk of Ihimillon Coniily, aml.,.t th.' .L'.li..n in the folh,n'in<; 
Oetolier, lie wiis elected hy n lar^-e majority. lie an, I his i-steenied wife arc 
the parcnlM uf m.v children, name.l Geral.l II., Ern.st C, l>aniel L., Walter 
,M. and William W. ami Mary, twins; all living exe.'pt Walter M., who ilicd 

llic portrait of Mr. Christian in the gronp of Connly Ollieials. 

ANDItinV ,1. MiVIIIOIIIiKlt. 
An.lr.'W ,1. Fryl,..rj;..r, as the nam.' i.npil.s, is of tl..rn,a„ ..MMetion. His 

an.l, in IHlll, removed (n Indiana and setll..,| on the hanks of White liiver, in 
llaniilton County, ahout n half-mile from the town of .N'ohlesville. Here he 
carri.al on famiin- and reared hin family. His de.nth occurred in l.'^ 15, nt the 
n.,'eof sijiy-livc. His wiihiw snrvived his death until I.'<6", dyin;; nt tlien;:eof 
ei;;hty-tive years. 'I'hey were the parents of ei;:lit chil.lren. named Anthony, 
KLiheth, .foaeidi, John, Kachcl, Martha, Amirew J and William. 

inarrie.i to Mary K. Mallory, the daughter of Curtis Mallory, an old settler nf 
Hamilton County. Tlicyarcthc pnrcntaofciKht chil.lren, as follows: Nancy, 
Julia, Joseph, Caroline, Andrew J., Jlary, Jane and Alice; all living except 
Joseph and Alice. 



""■'' ■■"•j:,L',,l, a„,l m.tl ,,i.-.l the light until HI oVh„-k, wh.'u ih.-y were 

r,li, v,,i l,^ (he l'„„,l,v„iii .(rmv Cor| s. In that lii^re ,.l hl.,o,lv hatti,. the 

'""T"0 ^"id ,v,. 01 („ »hi, h Mr. l-ryh..rg,.r helong..d l.,st heavily, on,'| he 

was sho, ll„„„d, ,1„. riL.lil l.n.L- a,„l I.H a„,onL- ih.. slain ami w.nimled, where 
'"' '''.^ '"' ■' '""■- ''""■ """' '""-■ ^'"d was 1,1 I, is ....mra.l.'s pile.l among the 

|,"-,',1 I" l„ >,i,,rl;,lli n,„„„i,s| II,. was s,a,l l.a.k In th,- hospital nl liold.s. 

Ism, N. r,, a,„l ar,,,na,-,l to a \,.>v V,,rk hospital, and nelf to Madis 

l„.l. ul„a,-,-, in .I,,,,,., is,;.-,,l„. w,,s ,li. h.,r,,.,| ,m aeconnt of his wonml. 

"'■ '^"■" ^'""""1 I" I'i^ 1 , i" "^""i C.mnty.nml hec.me engaged in 

farnii.ig in Wayii,. Township. 

I»n the 1 nil day of May, ISliT, he wa.s united in marriage to Mis,s Jlary 
J. Wolfgang, of the sani,. plai'e, and, from that lime until l.STM, he w,ls 
engaged alternately in fanning and silling goods. As an evidenee of the con- 
li.lenee ami est..cni in whi.di Mr. hVyherger was held by his fellow-townsmen, 
we may mention that he filled many |,ositions nf trust and rcsponsihilily, among 
wliieh w.as the office of Tru.sUv of Wayne Town.ship, and aflerward a.s Magis- 
trate for f.inr years. At the primary meetings in the spring nf 1K78, he was 
on by the Ucpnhliean j.arly for the responsible offiee of 
n (bounty, ami, at the ensuing election in Oelobcr, was 
■ete.l by a larg.. majority. Mr. l-,-yh,rg..r a,„l his esteemed wife are the 

""'""'' '^i''- '■! "'", "'1 yuu.vm, Harry 1)., William, Murtill,., Julia 

d Katie, all living at honie with the pari'nts in Noblesville. 



Sheriir of 



Mr. I'rybergeriskmn 



1 efficient , 






and enjoys the frien.lship a.i.l cslei'm of all. His is.rtrait tn.iy ho fonn 
the pages of this work, in the group of Connly Officials. 



ni:hi:.\iiah h. itAKKii, 

the prisent Trca.snrer of Hamilton Connly, is the secon.l chil.l of Joseph and 
Anna Baker. The family are of l,;„gli,sh origin. Their ancestors were among 
the early settlers of rennsylvania, and their home was in Chester Cuuntv, near 
,1'hila.lclphia. •" 

Jose,,h Uaker was horn in ISll. nt the old home of the family, in die*- 
ter County, Tcnn , and, -while yet a child, his paronlfl emigralcd to Ohio, 
and settled m Highland County, from where, soon after, 11,17 Tciiioved to 



niSTORT OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



nnil.-v :ili.i Iri.M.llv 



•_•.■"(■ II, I- vvnrl., ,„;,y 
..rMr HA.r. »l,i,l,, 



Wnxiir ChmiiU. In.i, « li 



■u■^ ill \s-;:\., 

iv «.iv l.iil llir 



::i. , .1 s K. mimI Ihirri.'l; all lixii 

„J ! ll,.-,. ,l,il.lr.-li ili.vl in IMIS „ 
;,l , i);nn-l I'l-hrr u:,s Mr.,. S:inih ( 



n,.,K. 1 .1... 

■.i :nni ' 111" .-.Ih 



wiik- ..r 






SiM.rll 






■■ 'l-"l' -r >lr. !"■ I' lun,,..! I, ; hi. ,v,.i n, r,.,.,.iv,.,l il.. ,li.,.|,nr..,. „l l,„li:Mm|,„li,. i„ IVI,- 

""■■ "I'll"' Hi:iiy. I«i;i. In ll„. Inll.minj:. ,.. 1„- iv.rnli.Ml ',„m|,:,i,v 11,0,,,. ||„„. 

"'<>■ •""! ■■>< II ■'■1 ■'"•l Tl,i,ly-ixll, li>,li,„„. V..l„„l,v,- l„i;„,l,y,,„„l will, this r,-i„„„l «:h 

l"iliv. I >',;,ii.„„.,h,t M„ri;vsl, ,„„..•„.„■.! .I„iv. .\llli,.",.x|,in,li„„„ril„.,„„. |,v,l 

•Mary !■;. Sl,i,l.s, ,i,iy« C.l- wlii.^l, ll «:,- ,.„li,.,.,l, i, „,,s ,l,-,.|,:„..,.,l. I„ N„v,.,„l„.r „r ll„. m,„„. 

.iiwiil „ll„r,„.y„ yf„r lio „p,i„ ,„li,ir,l, il„s ii„„. i„ (■ ,;,„, |1, •lV,M,ly-«iMl, I,„li:,m, V,.lun- 

,"iirl.-l,i|, „i„| I t,.,.|- InOiiilry i ",ii, Li- ,r^.i„„„i «,„i („ l.'„ri H„i|,.r, in I i.i„„„ «]„.r,. 

iImt «,t,. .,|„ii,„„.,| „„i;i M,„.,.l,, In May. in ,.„„i„,„.|i„„ «i,i,i |„. p„,|„,„i 

"'■''■ ''"'.^ l'"ll'i:'i'l'''l i" ll"' -''-A ■ .M"l.il,.. .\n,T ll„. fall ,.!• Il,al |.h„v, 

'''" '■ '"'"' '"■■"■'■ I "1' ll""'l^ll .\ial.a„,a inl,, .M i.,,i..>i|,|,i, „.|„,r,. ll„.v «,.r,. 

iritivk' "' hr'Niivi^r"""'''- '""•""'■ '""' '" '"■''""" '"<}•i»i^'<'■^i^'^"■^' 

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il'™ f '.V- II" r li ,.n ll„. (inn, will, l,i. i;„l„.r nnlil ,l„. n,.x, y,.ar, 

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JUDGE JONATHAN COLBORN 



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and Btrf aniB ; a fairj viRJon of the cities (.nd towns. Tillagt-g and hamlpt". churcheo and 
BohoolhouBCS, and 6nely cuItiTated farms, dotted witb the corj and comforUble homes 
of Iho Boyercignsnf the soil, flit by in an eTCr-changing panoraraa of beaulj Hut (he 
hardy adyenlurerB who trayereed the aloiOBi impenetrable wilds of Indiana in the early 
dajB of eiity years ago, on foot, with knapsack and giin, wading through stream and 
Bwamp, braTiog the dungera and hoptiUty of Indiana and wild beaata, and at Tarious 
poiotB building cahinB and eRlabliebiDg Bettlemente, which has resulted in this magnifi- 
cent picture of cifiliiation and prosperity — had Tisions and experiences in those early 
days of hardships and trials, sickneeB and danger, ofltimes cold and hunger, but faintly 
reraenihored and little understood at Ihie late day. 

All honor to (hose brave, hardy old pioneer fathers and moihers, for the grand and 
magnificent heritage their courage and perseverance hare bequeathed their children. 
Of that race of old first flettlers in Indiana but few remain— here and there one, stand- 
ing in this generation, alone and solitary, like grand old oaks in the foreMts, they loved 



I to Ohic 






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ny years. 



with 



1 the capacityof .Sheriff. Judge 
county, and whose Christian oiiaractcr an< 
^ respect and veneration of all hit ao< 



d UailifT, have made him known 
among the early Bettlers of New 



heart have won for him 
love and reverence of all 

He ia of English extraction ; his ancestc 
Jersey. His grandfather, Robert Colbom, 
born to 1755. In early manhood, be waa married to Efhc Clawson. lie soon after 
removed to Somerset County, Penn.. purohaeed a farm, on which be resided until hia 
death in 1P39, at the age of eighty-four years. He was the father of thirteen children. 
His son, Robert, wm bom in New Jersey in 1779 ; he grew up to manhood and wa* 
married to Mary Loofl>orough. 

In the year IROO, he removed with his family to Ohio and settled on % farm in 
Perry County, where he remained until about 1622, when be emigrated to the wilde of 
Indiana. 

He iPttled Id the present township of Nohlesville, Hamilton County, on Stony 
Creek, about Iwo and one-half mlloe from the county seat, where he resided until his 
death in 1826, at the age of forty-eeven yemr». His widow eurvived him until 1847, dying 
at the age of iixty-eeyen years. They were the parenlj of thirteen children, named 
Effie, Jonathan, Robert. Mary. Jesse, Elizabeth. Hannah, Ruth, Olive, Lydia. John, 
Perry and Harriflon, of whom the only ones now living are Jonathan, Mary and Olive, 
all residing in Noblesville. Jonathan WM bom ifl rcnnsylTanla on the lOlix day of 
March, 17&a. He went to school long enough to acquire a knowledge of reading, 
writing, epeliing and in the roaLhematio* aa rar as the " double rule of three." He 
V boin«vQUl 1620, when he engmged with Johm HeDdriok«,th« fluher of ex- 



1 County, 
ecled a log oabin 

was engaged for 
' repudiated ita 



Jway finan 
iftie Judge 



to make it his future home. He the 
them to remove to Indiana. Soon i 

came acqufitnfed with a young lady— Miss Jane KHsicgton— lo ' 
posed marriage ; ibe accepted, and they were united on tbe *2i 
yoon after hli mnrriage; he, in company with his father's fanii 
and they all settled on Stony Creek, near the county peal, in H 
Jonathan entered eighty teres of Government land, on whi 
and commenced clearing up a fami. He continued farming for 
entered into a contract with tbe Indiana Central Canal, on wh 

indebtedness and he waa financially ruined. He turned ovei 
poBsesfcd, and was still in debt several hundred dollars, which 
He then for eeveral years farmed on leased land and made aor 
In 1836, he was elecicd Sheriff of Hamilton County and served' 
waa re-elected and served up (o IBIO, In 1843. he waa elected 
Circuit Court to fill a vacancy: he served three years and waa then re-elected to thesfl 

tinuouely connected with the Hamilton County Courts as Bailiff, which position 
holds at this time. During this time, he has served the county aa Coroner for twe 

On the 22d day of May, 1865, he was bereaved in the death of the wife and oc 
panlon of his youth, who died at the age of Bixty-iwo yeara. She had home him tl 
teen children-, three of whom died in infancy, and the others were named Effie, i 
drew J., Robert W., Jonathan W., Susannah, Elij 
and Albert B, Of these tbe only ones now living 
his gran'irhildren is the wife of R, R. Stephenson 
ilton CouDtj bar, and resides in Noblesville, 

The Judge removed and settled in Noblesville 
reaide ever since. On the 25th day of December, 1^78, he waa married to M 
D. Steward, his present wife, who was a worthy widow lady, a native of Maine. 

In politics, the Judge was a Democrat until the disruption of that party at the 
Charleston Convention, since which he haa ao'ed and voted with the Rep^blioan■. He 
la an honored member of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons, and whether as En- 
tered Apprentice. Fellow Craft, or Maalor, haa always been regarded by the fraternity 
aa that noblest and truest type of aMaaon— an boneBt man. In 1884, he waa converted 
and joined the CbriHtian Church, ho being one of the twelve original memben of thftl 



O., James 0., Mary J., Lewie C. 
re LewiB C. and Elita 0. One of 
prominent attorney of the Ham- 

I 1R59, where he has continued to 
d toMiaaOllTe 



The Judge and hie excellent lady reside In a comfortable home In NobleavUle, la 
the quiet ana peaceful enjoyment of a green old age, " patiently waiting their ap- 
pointed time," in the bright hope of Immortal life and eternal repose %X. the end of 
their earthly pilgrimage- 
To the citiiens of Hamilton County, this page La dedicated as a monument to tht 
memory of an old pioneer, and aa a brief t«aLlmonial to the many vlrtuea of a good mui. 



i^OBLESVLLE TOWNSHIP. tol 


lMis.« Lj.lin !■;. Crull, ,laM^-l,l.-r of II. I', Crull, nn olj l„.sino.'<s resident of 


married to Klizaheth lila.kl.urn in 1747. lienjannn was the first chil.l of this 


Ni.Mcsville. They were united (in tlie Mh diiy cd' May. IST", and the fruit of 


marria-o. ami in 17711 ho was married to Ann Hu.l.lell, hy whom he had 


this tininn i» throe chihiren, n:.nie,l Daniel P., l,iMie L. and Kmnia; the 


twelve children. .She die.l in 17115. lie w.as allerward marrie.l to I'hehe 


chh^st, Daniel R, died at ei-ht years of at;c. 


Davhlson, who hecaine the nmtlier of si.vtoen chihiren. Col. H.^njaniin Wilsr.n, 


l\Ir. I'isher and his hidy reside in a rnzy hnrne c.f their own in Xohlosvilie, 


was an officer in l!ov. Duumorc's army iu 1774, and serye.l as aid to the 


and eTijny the friendship and csleeni of a wi.le eireh^ of warm and adinirin- 


governor in that eainpai-n, a.ul durin- the llevoluti.uiary war lie Nerved us 


friends and ae.|uainlaneC3 in Noldesville and tliron-liout tlie eonnly. Mr. 


Capljiin, and was pr..n,oted to C'..louel in the Virj;inia forces. AHer peace w,w 


Fisher i.s at this time Dietalor of Noldesville Lo,l-e ol Kni-lits of Honor, of 


est.d.lished, he servcil as memher of the Vir-inia Ass.-mlily for several .sessions, 


\vhi< h order he is an Imnoreil nieiid>or. 


was a memher of the C.uistilnlional Convention of 178S, and also served ni. 


In the sprin;; of ISTS, attlic primary oleetions of the Repohliean party, 


Clerk of the Ciuirt fi.r ahout thirty yiars. At his death, there were of his 


he was a eandi.late for nominee for the office of Itocord.r of Han.ilton Connty. 


chihiren twenty-fiiur livin- with sevculy-thn-e grau.lehildren, thirty great- 


Having; seventeen competitors in the contest, he received If'.l votes more 


Urandidiildren, and one f;reat-.;r,.al-gran.l,.'hild. 


than any of the contestants, and heeann. the n inee, and, at the cnsuin- 


In the family of Alison Clark tlu'r,' were three ilan-htcrs an.l two sons, 




who survived infan.-y : Olive l'ani,.|a, hc^ame the will, of Dr. .I...s..ph 


may he found his portrait, in the i;roup of county oltii-ials. 


.\|..«itt, of Conuei-ville. .She di,.,l in Tipp,.can..o County, In.l. Amo- 




randa Jiaehol, the wifi. of U.-ujiOoiu Ilarv.y. .lied in the same cmnly, 


lI.W.MtlM) WII.I.IA.M CI-.MU'C, M. D. 


aii.l Itowcna Davi.l...ou, the wife ..f S.,l.,uM,n Clark, di.-d in Jasper County, 


In the j:ro„p of rrpresenlnlne m.od.ers of the m.'dieal profession of llam- 


Ind. One of the s.ms. the late Dr, Olhohl 1,. Clark, was the first I'hy- 


ill..n t'..iinty. on anolh.-r pa-e of this work, ni.iy ho foiiml a fine jiorlrait of 


sician that settled in I.a Kayeltc, Ind. lie wai married in ls:ll to Charillo, 


I'r I'lark, Id,-I livin;; representative of the profession in the county, and 


.lau-hter of Dr. .lohn Durkee, of Tipi.e..an..o County. He was a num. 


one of the vi'ry few .survivin;; pioneer .settlers of l.Hl!), a patriarch in his 


her of the Con.slituti.uial Convention of I.Sritl, and niciuh..r .if th.. Slate 


fan.ily, and in the nohle profession to wideh he has devoted the ener-ies of a 


L.-,-islaturo for ten y.'ars, ami was dislin-uish,..l for his pul.lie an.l private 


hm- ami useful life. 


virlu...s. lie di.'d in 1,SII7 ; his wi.low still SMruv,..s. 


I!y reference to the fnlNu,,,,- penealo.irieal history of his f.mily, it «ill l.e 


Dr. Ilaymnn.l W. Clark was h..rn in Clarkshni-, W. Vn., ou th.. 7lli 


seen that, ho came of a Ion- line of hori..iaKl,' and diMin-nished ancestry, and 


day of .'Manh, IStlli. lie r....civ,.il a -o.i.l e.iuilM..n-s, ho..l e.lilcati..u, an.l in 


that his fannly is eoimeeled with many of the nolahle clianu'lers to he foun.l 


I.Slll ,an,e 1.. l.i.'iaua. »l,..r... will, Dr. .los,.ph M..ffitt, of Conu.rsi .he 


ill the pa-es of th, rly history of the " Invat Hepnidie.- 


slu.li.-,! m..licin... II,. r..,viv...| his li,,i,se to pra, lice hy the C'n.^ors of the 


As early as 1(;:)7, lihhard Clark, an Kn.jlish Turitan, and son of Dr. 


Kilih M,..li,al Hishi.l ..f lo.li.iiia in ISJ7. II.. tluii eou,u„.i„-,.,l the pracli.'e 


Clark, in order to escape relipnus perseeulioo, eod;;rated to America, and 


of his prof,..ssi..n al .\ol.h svill... llauiiK..,, Co, He r,„,ai,„.l i„ \..hl..s. 


settled at lirsl in Ih.^ Cnnndin,! colony at .New Haven. From there he 


ville four molilhs, ao.l ih.ai r,i„..v...l 1.. S. r>.l. u.,vv l,:„,r. 1, li,.l , an.l 


remov, 'd (o , '••oolhanipl. . n, tin MCI' 1... South. .Id. I,..n;; Man.l, an.l linally, in HITS, 


then, in \S-S'.t, to C,.nn.rsvill... an.l 111. a,, in ISIlll, |„. n'lurn..l 1., N..l,l.sv ill,.. 


to l-;ii/.;,l...lh, .\. .!,. wli.r.. 1... .li.'.l iu 17:17. II.. was th.. ..-renl.-ran.l- 


wh.re he has ev.-r fin,-,. r,si,|,.,l, au,l has h,.,.,, activ,.ly ensa-e.l in his priutie,. 


falh.r ..f Al.iaham Clark. ..ne ,.f the illMs|ri..us si^.„..rs of llw l>.vlarali..n ..f 


up to ISdil, wh,.n ho r,.lir,.,l Iron, activ,. w,uk. The Doctor is a m,.u,hor of ll„. 


In. 1. p. U.I. n.'.'. 


American iMislii'al Association, to whi,h he was a ,lel.-ate from the Imliana 


Al.v.,n Clark, the father of th,' snl>i,.el of this sketch, was l..,rn in WVtfud.l, 


,Stal,. .M,.di,-al ,So,.i,.|y, in 1H7I, ami also in IK77. He is a mend.,T ,d' the 


.\Vw d,Ts,.y, June 2L', i77». lie vvas the .s.,n ..f M.^nry ami Mary ( Valentin..) 


llamillon C.unly M,.,li,.al S.a'iely. lie serv,-,! as a memh,.r of ih,. In.liaua 


Clark, 11.. ,.mi;;rale,l to West Virpnia iu 1 7S7, whore ho h.'c,nne a man of 


Couslilulifmal Convenli.,,, in l.Sr.ll; was also a mh,-r of the In.liana Lc-is- 



hiiillu,., ,aii,ls,.rv,..,lintnanydislin-oisli,.,lposili,ms,su,-hasSherifl;m,.u,- 

Isrof the Vir-inia A.ss,.nd,ly, an.l various olh.T offi,-,.s of inim.r impoilauc. 
lli.di,.,lMar,.hi;. ISK!. llis,m,lh,.r(Marv Valenliue)wasl,ornini:iizah,.|h,N. 
.1 , in 17:11, a,„l ,li,..l Mar.4, 7, I7:1.V She was the .lau,u'ht,.r U l!i.h,,r,l ami 

17JS Hi,.|„„,| V;,l,„ii„... ,.,„ .,r l„i- ,„„,.-t..rs. .■u,i;jrat,.d fr,un Knijland to 



..r hl-li |...lili.'al slan.liu-. an.l it 
l<i„i.-Cha,l..s l...n...,riho family 



wiLs ,...niioitl,'.l to th,. row,.r ami fim',1 C.Mlll.hv ih.. Kio-s C..uu,-il, lor r,.fus 
in- to answ,r out .d' I'ailiain,-nt for what was sai.l in th,. lions,.. 

Sarah ( llaynion.l ) Clark, th,. mollnr of ,.iir s,d.j,-et, was horn in llorseys 

family ha,l at that liu„. tal.T, r,fup. fr,.m liostih. In,lians. Sh,. Iiv,-,l lo Ih, 
a-,, of sev,.uly-six y,.ars, .Ivin- ou the L'lM ,lav of Aupist. l.^.M, al .Nohh-s 
\ill,., In.l. Sh.. was Ih,. ,la„^d,I.T ,.f William au.l Cnsau.Ira |C1,.|„|„I 



falh, 



.Man 



sons.tln.olh,',. lain^hi-Minll 
was a man of line iut<.ll,.,'lual 

(.lovcn of whom survivcl hii 
w,.ro living, and Ihirty-oi-ht 



4, 1740, in Fairlas County, Vn. II,. di,.,l .\ov,.nd. 

I in I7.SI was app.>iid,.,l Ciunly Rnrv,.yor of Harris, 

he h,.l Ill his ,lealh, an,I was tlun sn,',-,-, I hy I, 

h,-l,l in 111,, family f.,r ,.i-hly.nu,r y.'ars , ,s,.,-ulively. 1 



IS the fath,.rof nirut 1 .-hihln 

-rau.h-hil.hvn, sixty-two of wh, 
lildn.n, thirlyone of whom w, 



AIniarino Casaialm Clark, the wife of Dr. U. W. Clark, is the dan^dilcr of 
Thomas anil Ca'amira ( llaymon.l) U,mil. 8hc was horn in Harrison County, 
Va., May 1(>, IHO". .She is the -r,.at-|;raml,lau-ht|.r of the ilistin-uislied 
nn,l famous " I'ioneor of the Alh-lmni,-H, " Col. Henjamin Wilson. His 






11... li.u, of slandanl works, 
..■ihn.,h.-yaml niylholo-y, 
huh he has ,h.nale,l lo the 



ulthei 



I.'nun h,.yh,.,„l it was the anient ,h-M 
s,..s..orofa r,-.sp,.,.(ahh. lihrarv.an.l.lurin- 
aml .stoa,lilya,'<'ninulaliu- a hr-v au.l ; 

hy the h,..st authors, ou hisl.oy .s. i.., .law 

heshles a c.mplete an, I valunhl.- m...li,'al lil.iarv, ulii.li 
C'ldral C,.ll,--e of l'liysi,-ians an,l Sur-,.ons, at' lu,liana| 

Tlu' Do.'tor has always tak,.n an a.'live part in th,- 
,lay, nu,| is a stanch a,lh',.r,-nt ,d' th,. K,p,d,li,-an parly. 

an,l ho is km.wn as one who ,lis,-ar.ls the ,lo-mas of narr 

rule of orlho,lox opiniims. In other worils, h,. is a " IVoo ■|'hink,.r." 

He is the poss,..ssor of a ,-..nir..rlahl,. forlun,.. nu,l has a.s-ist.al all his ehil- 
.lr..n I., mak,. a fair L.-lunin- iu lif... He au.l his ..,„,..,m,-.l will, live iu a 

.■..mn.rlal.l,., uup,vleuli.,os r,.si,l,-u,-,. in Nol.l.svill,.. ,..„..| au.l r. .|.....,,.,l hy 

all. Tlu.yaie ,h,. paivuls of ,1-1,1 .hil.lr.u. nauu.l I'l.i I.r W., .lull,;, 

Ca.sandra, Alis.m, Thomas, Hay ml W.. Il,.niy C. ami Mary A,, of whom 

the only oni's now livin- ar,', .lulia, Casau,lra ami llaymomi W. The voneni- 

allairs with the sam,. sa-a,-ity ami pr,-,-isi'on ,"f his y,.un-er .lays, ami ho biilfl 
fair to survive many years yet, a livin- (.xampio ,d' an induslrions, lem|H'rato 
ami nsi'fid lif,', an,l a uuinuini'nt, ninon;; the living of this ijonoralion, of llic 
early ,lays of l.yp.no years. 

WII.I.IA.M ini.UlKN IIHAIIAM. M. D. 

Dr. Craliaui is a ,l,.s,vu,laul of Ih.. ohl S,...llish family of that name. Ills 
;rran,lfather, William tiraham, was n s,,ldicr in tlu- war ,)f 1S!L\ nml h,. was 
innrri,.,! to .lane McKlvainc. Thi^y wore the pan-nls of five ehihlri.n, nami'd 
Thomas, Mary, William M., R,ihert and I'Mwar,!. 

William M.draham, thofatluTofour 



liuth'r County, 



father, William Wilson, n Scotch-Irishman, emi-ndod from Ulster, Ire- IVnn., in 1814, and in early manhood was maiTie,l lo Amanda Kerr, of th< 
land, to this country, and nettled in tlio .Shenandoah \'alley in 17.'17. He wos Baiiic place. After his inarriajre, lie ecUled down on the old homo farm of tho 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



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.III III III.' i.lil lii.nir 
.M .|:iy ..r (>, l.il.rr 
, l.-ilniix nii.l iillni.i; 



r,Mi;il.ir,i ;i |,ri-n„rl ;,I ll,;ll pl;„-crr,™ Sl'plnnllPr llUlil NnVr.nK.T, « il.ll ll.' 

«:,M,x.l -,.l ;,t Cily l'..iiil,an.l Murm'il t" liis n-iniint lit CliiilMli....-,. 

>.M. I'r.xi.iiis I., this, in .liiiuinry, ISdl, lie wiis |in.ninlc.l to SiirLTiin .if lii» 
r.-iiii. nl II.- r.'Miiiiiip,l with Ills "niimiiiiii.l nil tlir..ii^-li tl.o war, i-liiiritiL' In il» 

iiii.l r.'s|...l lliiil his viiliialil,. KiTvitrs iin.l kin.lnmH t,i tlio sick nnd w.iiiii.l.il 
.1. s. I v.'.l, iiii.i, al III,, tiino ,.f Ills .lisi-linrL'.., In- was ai-lin- as liii-ail,' Siir;;.'..!. 
.if 111.. ,<.T..ii.l ItriL-a.l.. ..f 111,- Tliii.l Division „f III,. V'„iirtc.,ntl. Anny C.ri.s. 

.■..iiiniaii.l,-.l liy (ii'ii. Tli.nnas. .\I1,t r ivin- his ilis.-harp-, li,' rHiirinil 

li.Mii,- an.ls,Hl,-,l at Nolil.svill,., llaniill.iii Ov, ami r,.slllii,.,l ih,' pmlicr of 
ii. iiio, »lii. h h.. has .■..iiliniu'il nil loth,. nr,-s..iil lini,.. .■< iIIit ri'liirnin..- 



|.;iizali,.|h Damnv, of Xohh-svill,.. Tlwy w,i 
.lay of .Inly, ISll.^.. 'I'h,. frnils ..f this niai 
Aliiv, Ivlilh, Williiiin 1)., Ilohcrl K. an 

al;;.' an.l llUTillivp prai-liw, liiilh in till' cit 



• altin.l til,. s,.rvi.-,s of th,. M. |.;. Chnnl.', of which tln.y nro liolh l 

Th.. I)..,t.,r iipiis ih,. position of I'asI llran.l in tli,- nnhr of I. ( 

i.l i-a ,u,iipaiii.,n ..f ih.- IL.yal Ar,h in Masonry. II,' is a nionili 
laii.illoii C.inily M.'.li.al S,i,i,'lv, also of th.' .'^lato an.l Nali..nal Mr 



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I.l Ihnt of William 11. 



TO THE PUBLIC. 



. of ihe rulh,:,'l, 



Of every parlifion of bind f 



ABSTRACT OF TITI 



t%'liicii com 

ntmihrr of 
vlinlo liinlo 



10 lirniijilil to (lie prcncni lircti of Wninwriplil A Hull llic experience of 
[lercinl piirmiilfi, alwo of eight ypRrs ns Amlilor of tliia cotinly, giving 
ior knfuvlcflgo of nil llio recor<lB find hislorj of Ihe rcnl eslnlc williin 



) «mnil piece'^ nfimoJ ni(iy bo trncoil 



; land ill Muniiltnn County, ll mfty pcein 
liciiijf finlly rectified lliroiiph the energiea 



ngis nmtlc linppy throngli the infonimlion given by WninwrigUl ; 
e. In many ii.-iai,cPH, old niorlgagcs are not released, dced^ not 1 



^^^^ OF wiKMJ TO ruiU'iiAsi:. r,:''.:;;:'::'.';";,',"-,;",:;;;:; 

^ i\a'i^st:\i e NTS. .!,;;:^;;:;',;?i'^.i::ir;';:r;±l;;\';''l^;';;;;^;:^;:,r!'.^, 
TO TH E M i<:u(;n ant, i*„'„""„r:,i:;; ?,',rii';,'a,i,'j;;i 7„':ir,';.'.u "; , 

rrslilnil „r 11,,. rn„„ly. •r,.l,.„ra„„ a,„l |„„u,l. rr^.lv. pZ.pl iill.'all "a. """"""" "' ' 

WAIN WRIGHT b HALL. 





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ADAMS TOWNSHIP. 



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iIk' lilnllnl pnpnhilicMi ..r IIiIm mi 



I 111.' 



MM- l,.VVMsllip nf .la,-liWMI, tlM' tWO 
A( 11 NMl'SC'jllrnt S«'>si()!l of tltC 

■li, arnl llicy wcro ili-claird scparilc 

hy (iru' of ilM pinnorrM, "(Iuto wjih 
Mnily of C.iral wliicll Ini-lil well 
<l siHImimmiiI.h lun^' rslaMi.''lK'<l, rUMl 
it only nu'l Mm- iMjlif'ipall..ns ol' I|m< hnnly rni'n iiimI 

li..rl liiMp l.c-roro, (he CiMnp-lins of w.inilcrin- iM.liiina 
.•..s,,.^ iM:,kin- -iMislly li-uloM aM(l Cinln.sliM slmdoivH; 
>■■ ImimIs .«o rivMriUy vniMlvd liy tlir kiv:ij,w, htkI unilc 
M vviili Iho tnurs of liiirlMirisni. TliciiN wiw mo onsy 






the ihiy »(■( I 
gunnis liltlp 



heart of the hen. nf the ;;Hry IVay ; for I'heiis was n halth' hss san-MMMM-y, 1 ^Ur 

ll ph fnlly as .leeisive as aMV ev,r ("m;:!,! on linleil liehl. Their mission was ! lo i 

llie re.leni|.iifui nf a larL'i' an.l ri.li scope of enunfry Iroin n state nf nnprndue- | raw 

liveness.an.l its translunMalion into fertile farms anil snl.- InMiies ; nn.l m.hly I the 

lii.l tlM^y rnltiil their eallin-, never fliMchin;.' hcfore the har.lsliips they were i thn 
call..,! npoM lo en.lnre .lay hy day, ami never fiivin;; hospiLihle lo<l;;ment to 
reeliMi,'s of clisiunra^'etncMl. They leil the attaek, ami prepared the way for 

lilents will ever he nmon;; their rieltest le^Meics to a grateful posterity. 

The elniraeteristies of the pioneer were not iKJUmled hy township lines ; 
. what applies to one settli'inent, aj.plies with etpial forec lo all. Indeed, the 
history nf one t4iwnship is .seareely more than a repetition of the history of 
iiMother, execptin;; the variations of names and dates. KvenLs nearly, and 

» elilnes ((Mile, identieal in natnro, transpired nhMO,st sinuiltanecnlsly in Severn' 

localities; the (irst selllemenl was made, the first eal.in erected, or the fin<t 
(.Tonnd cleared, in l.icahlies at opposite exircmes of the c.Minly. or probahly 

1 1 eonslant eoinpanions (hnini; the ledions overland journey to their Western 

home, and who were only .separated hy Iheir respective ehoiee of location. In 
pikIi mi evcnl, the various sla;:es ef improvement would naturally develop at 
nhout the Baine time in llie dilferent seelitms, and, as each town.sliip lnn.st be 
treated as a separ.ite ecnumunity, the reconi of it.s early events eanniit he free 
from a certain numotony. The eharacteri.sties, therefore, which di.stin^'ui.shed 
the nu'inhcrs of one eommuuity, when incntifined at all, are understood as the 
inviiriahle altrihutes of all pioneers. Their industry and Iheir nohic sclf-saeri- 

fiecM have hiri 1 tin' theme for many a son-, and Iheir eharaeters have heeli 

lield up to youn-er f;,nerati.uis H.r emulation, hy many an elo,|Uent orator, and, 
thon;;li time in.iy hury their forms hi'uc'aili its eurreul, the land in which we 
live will ever hc"n reminder of Iheir lahors, and a uioMMM.cMt to ili.ir u.cOM.ry. 



TIIK f 

At.Spott.sylv 



Mia, Yn., prior In the war of 181L', lived a wealthy aMd infln. 
enlial litizen, (lcor;.'u Tlo.xley. lie wim n nuin of strong clinrnelcr, luiil, wlicn 
he helieve.1 himself lo he ri-ht, lie was immovnhle. By honest Uiil, he had 
ue(|uired his wealth, and, at the time of which we write, wa.s the proprietor of 
II sawiuill, -rlsl-niill and " cardinn--in " or ( woolen-inill), nil three heinf; 
operated umler one ro.if, in n huildiuK situated on the hank of one of the 
Htreiuus of Spotl.sylvnuiu County. Like many persons of means in tlio.se days, 
lie possessed a nuiiihcr of slaves, hut hceniuc impressed with the injuatico of 
the institution and liheratcd them. 

During the war of 1K12, he was tendered an lionornhlc and respon.sililc 



position liy 



nf the f; 



Sutcs, which he filled with credit, 



receiving ns n token a handsiunc ailver-liilt4:d sword from the (i 
whose nppointinenl ho was acting. No man stood higher in tho 



luav.ly on, kli.nvii,;,. 
overy by the (guards n 
id scaled it safelv. ilro 



he wasshll liMML', I- 

shinlly altirwanl ,|.. 
CouMty, Ohio, when 

l.as.sed throM-h the 



ai'/.cd him 
Veriii- a la 
; thcu.s,-lv 
■h Ihenisel 
, thev saw 



T«oi,„n 
■ his Ohio 
IpoM thei, 



.', " V(Ui are my ]'r 
nt. Thcyoverpowe 



hut his 
d Walls, 
for Vir- 



As they 
..f them 



Two friends, John Howe and JouQ'Marehant, nrnied with pins, started in 
pursuit of the kidnappers, and, after a chase of about two miles, ovcrl^ink 
them. An cxcitin;; sceno ensued, and, in view of tho danf;cr that menaced 
thcuj, the drovers concluded to surrender their prisoner. i*lr. Boxley remained 
at home that nin;ht, but, knowing that his wherc.ibouts could not long he kept 
secret, ho 6cd tho next day, again going to Missouri. After u few months, ho 
received a message from his friends in Ohio, persuading him to return, and 
pledging themselves to stand by him nnd protect him. lie did ns they sug- 
gciiled, and lived (luielly in Fayette County for several years. lie lived in 
drcnd, however, and dotcruiincd to seek greater security in one of tho new Bot- 
tlcments of Indiana. Ho started Wo.st, reaching Strawtown, nnd then decided 
to go farther, to tho settlement on tho Wabash, in Tippccjinoo County. Ilia 
routo led him past the land upon whioh ho Buh6Ci|uently settled, and which he 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



rki'il nl the tunc, intcmliiiK i'' 
the Wiiliusll. The lultcr jinr 
10 to reside on the hind wh 
nre his sun Caswell now resiili 
Iho life of a |,ionoer, feelin- 
er ».Min nmlesled, and passed 



turn to ie, if not satisfied with the location 

to be the case, and in the full of 1H28, ho 

he |iassed the reiiiaii.der of his life, and 

His family joined liiiu here, and he took 

eiire from any further [lursiiit lie was 

a peaecful old a<;c and death. On a por- 

liis farm he erected a little lo^ eahin, in which he conducted a daily 

for the instruction of his own children, and ns new settlers eainc to his 

orhood at n later date, he offered to their children ihc henefit of his line 

leiiis, free of eharjie. Under his trainin;;, hiseliildren •;rcw to honorable 

L>l'ul inuturily. One, however, met fl vi(delit deiilli while in the midst of 

innocent boyliood. After school hours, the children used the buildin;i 

a playhouse. On this occasion, a violent slorni pa8,vcd over this section, 

royirif; crops and tearing away trees, and liio absence of the son was 

ked by the family, who, however, supposed him to be safe in the scliool- 

se ; hut after tile storm the parents learned his fate ; he had started to the 

,se, and the wind bad uprooted n tree, which fell upon him as he ran, I 



appy 



'his was the first 
on his father's far 



Is hr 



In the fnl 



f land about 
lined diirins 






l.'<211, Tli.mias H. Spencer located on a 
e .--nuth of tlie present town of Hoxley, where li 
r of that year. In the following- spring, ho removed to a tract of tJov- 
and at tlic present site of lioiley, and, in I HU.'i, entered the land upon 
slill resides, about four miles norlhwcsl of that town. 

In ls:ill,.fohn Hluneho located on Section .'i^, mid .lames I- Masters settled 
upon an adjacent tract of lanil about the same time. Kaeh entered his respect- 
ive tract in the followin;,- year. 7i. Acords settled near the jiresenl silo of 
Hoiliy in Is.ill. He cicnreil a farm, and subsequently removed to Oclaware 
County, Ind., where he died. 

Mr. Spencer was aecompanied, in 1S2:I, by his father and Washington 

McKenzie, the latter a brother-in-law. Both subsec) illy returned to Ohio, 

and within a year or two Mr. McKenzio came back and seltled near the town 
of Moxley, where; he improved a farm. At a later date, he purchased a farm 
near his brother in-law, Thomas II. Spencer, where be resided until his 
decease, at a recent date. In lH;t2, James Mann settled upon a tract of land in 
Section 27, and entered it in the following' year, and Thomas J. llarbau-;h set- 
tled on an adjninin;^ Iriict at the same tiino. Thoinaa Jones settled, in 183*2, 
on t^io farm now owncfl by W. IV llarbauf^h. West of the present town of 
IS.iihy, I'aylon Harris setlleil in IH.'i:!, and Iteuhen Tansey in the followin;; 
year. James llarban-h settled on Section 27, in Deecmbcr, 1h:i4, and Kber 
Teter settled on an adjoining tract in 18.1.'). In the year 18:M, land was 
entered and settlements maile in r.irious portions of the township by the fol- 
lowing persons: Christopher Williams, on Section 1 ; Uri Hodson, on the 
same section ; Joseph McMurtry, on Section II ; Stephen Masters, on Section 
22; James A. Ijaekey, on Section 23; George Itushton, on Section 2.'). Tho 
scalers of ISIl'i were Wilhurn Davis, on Section (1 ; Daniel Smith, on Sec- 
tion 10; Loroy Kiizpalriek, on Section 211; George Uanisoy, on Section 2li; 
James 11 igboe, on Section 28; Jeremiah Dunn, on Section 2!t,and Joseph Mc- 
Laughlin, on Secti in 3*1. In the same year, Iloman Pearson entered land in 
Section 33, and came to reside upon it in lS3li. Other settlers who eanio in 
the hitler year were James Hawkins, who settled on Section I ; John B. 
Hammack, on Section '.) ; Nathan Blanton, on Section II ; Thoma.= Moore, on 
the same seel ion ; Jcplin Baldwin, on Section 17 ; Kliaa and Wesley Howcn.on 
iho same section; Joseph Horn, on Section 211; John I'eareo, on Section 31, 
and J.iseph r. I'earson, on Section 33. In 1837, James K. Wigga settled on 
Section 2, Thomas ilarrold scUled on Section 15, Daniel Anderson on Section 
2'J, and Kleaier Wasbburnc on Section 1. 



About tho year 18311, the Strawtown and La l'"ayettc Slate road was sur- 
veyed and eut out across tho township, from eaiit to west It was then a route 
that had long been traveled by cmigrnnts going West, but, until the dato above 
iiiiined, no measures bad been adopted for its improvement. It became one of 
the principal highways of the time, and niercbanls and tradesmen derived a 
bicralive patronage from the travelers over this route. Tho various county 
roads were surveyed at different limes, in response to petitions from the resi- 
dent* of tho neighborhood in which it was desired to have Ibem lociled. 



The private school taught by George Hosley was tho first educational 
institution in the township, and the only one, until 1838. In that year, a sub- 
scriplion was secured for the purpose of conducting a school (luring the winter, 
and Mrs. Pierce was employed as teacher. The sehoolhouse was a log cabin 
which stood on land then owned by Mr. Jessup, of Hendricks County, Ind. After 
this dale, schools were taught at various places in the township every winter, 
the money fltr their niaintcrianee being secured by a tuition fee charged for 
each scholar. This melliod was in vogue until after the p.i.ss.igc of the school 
law of 18.M-.52, under the provisions of which the township schools are now 
conducted. The first building under the new regime, was creeled at Boxley in 
18.1-1, and during the following year, similar buildings were erected in other 
school flistricts of the township, the trustees erecting buildings according lo 
the enumeration of ebildren, until each district was supplied. In 187-1, tho 
members of Spiccwood Meeting, feeling an interest in the cause of public edu- 
cation, creeled a high school, at an expense of 81,40(1, to which they gave tho 
name of "Spiccwood School." S. W. Cook, Jesse .-Millsand Paris Cox were 
the Trustees. It was conducted as a private institution until 1878, when il 
was pureh.ascd by the Township Trustee, J. B. Bradficld. The school is now 
sustained by the public money of the township, with the addiliim of a guar- 
antee fund, made up by those inlcrcslcd in educational matters. Prof. John 



Mellmlhl E,.i^miml.—\n the year 1837, the Metbodisis 
I meetings in the township, and one of the first places of n 



1 tho 



: of Hber Tetcr, 






irrcgu- 



township ' 
bers. Tb' 
of that eii 



lis locality i 

s held at the bouse of Samuel Baker, and the first cl.ass in the 
as organized on this occasion, with about a dozen constituent mem- 
class was atiaehcd lo Noblcsville Circuit, and the ministers in charge 
uit conducted services at tho homes of the various members, about 
once a month. Aflcr a few years, they transferred the meeling-placo to a 
sehoolhouse in the town of Boxley, and from this organization emanated the 
Boxley Methodist Kpiscopnl Church. This, however, was not erected until 
the year 1852, by which time the original class had almost lost its idenlily by 
the death of sonic of its old members and tho removal of others. 

The church at Boxley was built in 18.-|2, ami dedicated by Kcv.,Willinni II. 
Good in Ihe summer of 18r>3. Mr. Good was then Presiding KIder, and Bev. 
Thomas Stabler was Pastor in charge of the circuit. During the succeeding 
years, the congregation increased, and llic organization has been succcasfully 
maintained. The church is now under tho pastoral care of Hev. A. M. Pat- 
terson. 

Cormil Cliiirrli.— The ela,s.s was organized in tho winter of 1838, by Rev. 
L. P. Berry, then in charge of the Noblcsville Circuit. Ho visited the class 
at regular intervals, and preached at Ihe house of Robert Culls. Several 
years later the ela.ss was divided — a part meeting at the house of Mr. Culls, 
and the lulancc at the hoiisi< of Daniel Sinilli. This nrrangcnicnt was mado 
for the eonvenienec of members who lived at a distance from the former place 
of meeting. 

In 1845, Willis Atkins, donated a lot upon which they erected a hewed- 
log house of worship, which they occupied for a number of years. Kinally, 
however, it became too old for use, and was abandoned. Meetings were eon- 
liniied at a neighlinring sehoolhouse, and occasionally at private lious'S, until 
about the year 1871, when they creeled their present ehurcli, under the min- 
istrations of Rev. T. II. C. Bi'all. The church has continued prosjicrously sinco 
its organization. It is now umler the pastoral care of Rev. A. M. Pjillerson. 

Shrrvlan Clnirch.—\n the winter of 18117-08, Rev. H. A. Newion organ- 
izod the class at Sheridan. They hold meetings in tho sehoolhouse until 187tf, 
and after that date at private houses. In the spring of 1873, they purchased 
two lots of Caswell Boxley, in Sheridan, and in Augu.st of tho saino year began 
the building of their present house of worship. Tho financial crisis of 1873 
caused the Trustees to suspend work until the following summer. The build- 
ing is 3()X.'")0 feet, 18 feet between floor and ceiling, and the spire 77i feet 
from ground to top. The house is valued at $2,400, and the lot at $150. 
The dedicatory sermon was delivered by KIder J. V. R. Miller, after which a 
subscription of $1,200 was secured, lo fiee tho church from debt. The church 
was built in a very liberal spirit, and has always been open to the religious 
denominaiions of the town and vicinity. It is now under the pastoral care of 
Hev. A. M. Patterson. 



nfFn 



onnd Cliiinli.—Th'ln cciTi-r(- 

n(iw owiicJ by Klijiili Juy, 

The iiro]mriilivo nicotiti 



I Cuok, 



'u„k the 



^iitioii licid iUs 
nnc-hnlr mile 
of S|Mecivraid, in NuvciiibtT, IRlif). 
held July 2l!, ISlJG, in n lo^ ribin on the hind of A 
BOUIhofSpicowoiMl. .Ic-sc Mills, Mlijah Jay, C.itly 
Cook cniistitutcdtliuconiniitUctlirnn|.|«iiiiUd. Chri, 
Furnas were Ibo first |.or|naTicnt Clerks, an.l Sani 
Treasurer. 

The first persons who joined (he nieitin;^ were Amos Harry and family, 
Carey Linton and family, and William K;nry and dau;;hlcr Ollie. In Ibo 
fall of l.^G!t, the society erected their present bciusc of worship, at n cost of 
S91((. Spiccwood Mimihly Meeting' was first convened for business October 
L'li, IS71. It then bad no minister, but at 'present has four, viz. ; John Cook, 
Kuniec Furnas, Marian Siumns and Charily Ueagan. John U. and Mary 
I'oulkc ore the jircscnt Clerks. 

llW/.y/-m M,ili.,JI,l—JI,,,lnj Church —i\hml llic year ISJI, the fir.-t 
class of this dcniniiinalion was oi-nnized in ibc scboolhousc al Hoxleylown, 
under the leadership of Kber Teler, wlm was afterward recognized as (nieof the 
leadin;; spirits in the chnreli. Durin;; protraeled ineetin;zs, they were |;runled 
Ihe u.so of the lop church owned by llu' Cbrislian denomination at Uoxley, but 
on ordinary occasions they held their nieeliniiS at Ihc pehoolhousc for about two 
years after or;;anizaiion. Mr. Teter then donated them a lot in the town of 
Ho.vley, upon which ibcy creeled a small frame eliureh. This buihiin;; is slill 
used by thelii for a bouse of worshii),and the eburcli is now undtr the pastoral 
care of liev. William Talbcrt. 

Liliiily Chiiirh. — In l.SCili, n class of the Wesleyun denomination was 
or^iini/.ed at a lo^ eabin on the farm of John Jessup, under the minislratiotis 
of llev. Jesse W. Ilialt. In 1871 , ihcy creeled their present church, at a cost 
of «1, 2(1(1. Key. H. C. West succeeded Jlr. Ilialt as I'aslor, and remained 
alxmt two years. Hcv. John Fall was his successor, and was followed by Itev. 
Kber Teter. Mr. Tcler was succeeded by the present pastor, Itcv. William 
Talbcrt. 

n.lrl.ly r.;,l,,,-, j\„. .',V«, A., F. .1 .1. .1/. — Was instiluled at ibe town of 
Honley May L'(i, IH.-|l. I'rior lo re.eivio^- the ebail.T, the n.llovvin;; ;;enlle- 
m.'n met and si-ned ibe constilulion ; C. It, Auslin, K, llamniatk, J. N. 
llammnek, William llieks, II. W. lioss, J, S. Coilin^s, .Vamuel Dow, lii-ht 
Cook, II. I). Iluller, A. T. Harvey, li. M. Kilehie, Samuel liarbau-b, A. N. 
Uunn and Cyrus Burrows. The first officers were : C. B. Austin, W. JI. ; 
Iti-ht Cook, S. W. ; Fphrnim llamnjaek, J. W. ; il. I). Butler, Sec. ; J. N. 
Uammaek, Treas. ; A. T. Harvey, S. I).; William Hicks, J. D. ; K. M. 
Kilehie. Tiler. In July, 1S78, ihc lodge «ns removed from "Bosley to Shcr- 

of the 2(lib of that monlli. The lodf;e-room js silnaled in the bnildii,;; owned 
by J. A. Cox, where ibe re;;nlar meelin-s arc held on .Saturd.iy evenin;;, on or 
afier the full moon. The ollleers for the jiresent term (I.S.mi) arc: h. D. 
Wyotl, W. M. ; J. li. liradfiehL H. W. ; W. E. Williams, J. W. ; H. 
Kminons, Sc^c. ; William .Shapley, Tn'ns. ; f!eorf;e (ioo.l, K. I). ; A. J. Moore, 
J. I). ; James Ktenburn, 'nier ; T. II. Irick and Jo.sepli Shoe, Stewards. 

Older .;/ rkim-H /V/- /../.<. —This is a rcecnlly organized order, and its 
objects can bo best maile -known to the public by a cpiolation from its consli- 
tulion and byJnws, as follows : 

I. To unilo in hotels of fnilcrnily, ai'I ftn'l prnlrclinn In all nccrj-la' le prrst.ns of 
good clmraclcr, slca-lj- liiiMIs, soumt Im-Iily lieilrh, rr|iiihil.Ip calling, anil wlio hclrcve 



ADAMS TOWNSHIP. 

first i 



105 



ir. To 

by timely ( 



nil>crsliip, 



rally, socii. 



111. To r 


lal.lisi 


a relief f 


in.l. 


froai vv 


ich memi.ers of IM 


orna, 


lal 


on, who 


.,0 complied 


»ilh a 


1 ill rules 


and 


regulali 


ns, may receive Ihc 


enefil 


fa 


sum not 


ecciline Sl,( 


». wl 


cit simll h 


rah 


HS here 


iflcr provided, upon 


cither of Ih 


follow- 


1. When 


m'cm 


cr reaches 


Ihe 


go of »e 


TcnlyBvo years. 








'2. Wlicn. 


l,y rca 


ion of .Use 


ase o 


acci.h'nl. a metaber become 


s perm 


ane 


nlly ,Ji>. 


le.l from fnl 


owlOK 


dn usual, 


r HOI 


,0 01 her 


occupalioo. 








a. l>oni 


ali.faolory ovi.lcn 


CO of 


Ihodea 


h of a member. 








Charily 


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and is now working under dispensation. Its first officers were HnmilUm 
Fmroons, I'. C. C. ; Marion Cropper, C. C. | Mrs. Kva Cropper, V. C. ; T. 
M. Buttcrfield, Sec.; Mrs. J. W. Fauebcr, F. S. ; William A. Davis, 
Treasurer. The above-named officers were inslalled on the last night of Ibo 
Icrm of 1871), and, conserjucntly, only served one evening. 



At an cleclion held one week later, the following officers were cbo.sen to 
serve until June :W, IHSd: Marion Cropper, 1'. C. C. ; Mrs. Kva Cripjiper, C. 
C. i Itcv. Mendenhnll, V. C. ; William Davis, Secretary ; William A. Davis, 
F. S ; T. M. Ilullcrfield, Treasurer; Mrs. J. W. Faneber, W. ; Augustus 
Vcnable, P.; W. K. Williams, G. ; lliclmrd Friatow, S. ; Dr. J. W. Fanchcr, 
Medical Kxaminer; A. Aleon, Maricm Cropper and Andrew Gabert, Trustees. 
The lodge now has a membership of Ibirty-two. 

,SVi'//'iAiii J,i,ilgr, iXn. IKI'i, Kiiiijhh of llnnnr—W'm organized March 28^ 
1S7S, at Sheridan, and received ils charier six months later, working, in tbo 
meantime, under dispcnsalion. The charter members were William W. 
iM,.orc, 10. Thisllethwaile, J. W. Faneber, J. W. Baker, Warren Brooks, 
William h. Daugheity, J. F. Moore, Alfred Shannon, H. K. Davenport, II. 
C. Davis, J. J. Baker. There were just enough members lo fill Ihc offices ; 
William W. Moore was Ibo first I'. D. ; Warren Brooks, D. ; Dr. II. K. 
Davcnporl, V. D. ; H. Thi.silelhwaite, A. D. , William I,. Daugberty, I!.; II. 
C. Davis, F. 11.; J. K. Moore, Treasurer; Dr. J. W. Faneber, Clnplain ; 
Dr. J. J. Baker, Medical Fxaminer ; Alfred Shannon, Guardian; J. W. 
Bakery Guide. The first nieeling was held in the room Mill occujiied by 
the lodge. The regular tueeling night is Saturday. The lodge now has 
an active membership of forty-six. The present officers are W. IteiDscn, 
D.; Dr. J. W. Fanchcr, I'. D. ; AV. A. Wninscott, V. D. ; Willi.am I'arr, A. 
D.; r. B. Stout, Treasurer; T. S. Spencer, U.; W. It. Davis, F. K. ; M. 
Cropper, Chaplain; Dr. II. K. Davenport, Guide; J. Y. Green, Guardian; 
Jacob Waller, Sentinel ; Dr. II. Moore, Medical Examiner ; William Kennett, 
Jesse Lovell and C. It. Mann, Trustees. 

iSheriilini Lmh/c, An. Q-i:;. Kiiijhis ami Lnilkt „/ Ilmnr (D. nf P.), was 

Davis was Ibe first 1". ; Mrs. Sadie Seolt, V. 1'. ; A. C. Seoll, I*. V. ; Cyrus 
Mann, Cha|,lain ; W. A. Scott, Secrelary; A. C. Scott, F. S. ; Mrs. M. A. 
Davenport, Guide; Mm. M. A. Faneber, Guardian ; William I'arr, Treasurer. 
Dr. J. W. Faneber was inslalled Deputy Grand I'roleclor and Jledical Kiani- 
iner, and Hill holds lhe.se olfieca. The lodge meets every Friday evening, in 
Ihe hall of Ihe K. of II., at Sheridan. It is in fine working order, and its 
financial standing is good. The present membership is twenty-two. The 
present officers arc Mrs. Sadie Seolt, I'.; Mrs. Fva Cropper, V. I'.; W. A. 
Scott, r. 1'.; Mrs. M. A. Davenport, Chaplain; Mrs. IM. A. Faneber, Guide; 
Will A. Scoll. Secretary; A. C. Seolt, F. S. ; William I'arr, Treasurer; 
Marion Cropper. Guardian; Dr. H. K. Davenport, Sentinel. 

ShrriJan 6'eo/iye, A'o. 002, I'alnnm n/ II,isli,ni,lry—WnsiiTj:«nhod in Feb- 
ruary, 187:1, at Sheridan Schoolhouse. About a year later, ihey removed to 
their present lodge room, which they occupy jointly with the Knights o( 
Honor. The first officers were: Charles Bo.xicy, M. ; William A. Davis, 0.; 
John S Kcreheval, Secrelary; A. Eudaly, I,ecturer; N. J. Davis, Treasurer'; 
M. McKinzie, A5.sislant Steward; Flijab Boxley, Gale Keeper; Mrs. Sallio 
Itoxley, Ceres; Mrs. Mary Boxley, l.ady A.ssi9tant Steward; .Mrs. Jano 
Kereboval, Flora. 

The membcrsbip, at one lime, was thirty-six, hut at preserrt it is reduced to 
eigbleen. The Orange is in good working order and financially prosperous. 
The present officers arc ; Caswell Boxley, M. ; John S. Kerebcval, 0. ; James 
ICmery, Steward; William Kcnneit, Assistant .Steward ; David Linton, Secre- 
lary; N. J. Davis Treasurer; John Slahl, Chaplain; William A. Davis, Lee- 
lurer; Elijah Itoxley, Sentinel ; Mrs. S. Boxley, I'omona ; Mrs. Lizzie Liutcui, 
Ceres; Mrs. Ilebccea Kennett, Flora. 



APAMS TOWNSllI 

anited and forme] 



SOCIETY. 

;, a numbei 



em of good farinii 

od Ibis organization. No cash premiums are 
awarded, but the best s]iecimeiis of live-stock and farm produce receive tho 
ribbim of the society to designate them, and lo secure this ttiken of superiority 
there is always a good-natured, friendly rivalry manifested by the competitors 
for the prize, and in this the objec't of iho sneiety is attained. Tho organiza- 
tion was f.irmeil iu the summer of 1875. Benjamin lladley was chosen I'rcs- 
idcnt; KIlis llutchins, Secrelary; llnbert Kerebcval, Treasurer, and Benjamin 
Ivlwards, General Superintendent. They held ibeir first fair in September, 
1875, on land leased of Kber Teter, one luilo norlh of Spicowood. They held 
three fairs at that place subsciuently, after which, llobert Kerebcval gave 
ISO of an adjoining tract of land for an indefinite period. Noadmis- 
charged, and ibcy have no speed ring. Tho present officers ara: 
lladley. President; Thomis S. Kereboval, Secretary ; Uobsrt Drake, 
, Samuel Cook, QonornI Suporintcndont. 



sion fee 






HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



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/■Y.-"n«,7 .IWfc.— AlroiU tlic yc 
nt lioxlry, nnd siiIiaLH|ti('ntly nddc( 
rniiiic biiildiii;:, luid linn (\vn runs of 

Mr. Diiikc iiperu(cd llio mill for 
by whiim it w.is sold to lliiiklo & lliiipcr, sovcrd years lal.T. 
KcriLS purcltiisrd tlie irtlcrcst nf Mr. Iliiikic, ;nid the linn 
Kirns On the I Itli d.iy of Kcl.runry, ISTM, Mr. K.rns m. 
While cndei.vorini.' to n.lju.sl :i holt in the mill, ]„■ k:,s imu-IiI 
nnd so hiidly in:in-lcd thill he ilieii on the evenin- of tlmt d.i 

The mill i.^ si ill owned hy Mr. Il„r|,cn.nd the lieii-s of Mr. 
by Sniilh .ind llyker, hy whom it is now operuleil. Dnriii- the ownership 
Harper fc llinkle, tlio saw-mill maehincry was removed, and replaced hy ii s 
of he.adin;; miuhincry. The laller was operated until the winter of 1S7 
when it was also removed. 

Shrriil,,,, .IW/«.— In LStill, B^hert llinhee erected the fl.iurinu-niill 
Sheridan, nnd the biiildini; remained unoccupied for two ye.irs. In ISii 
Mr. Hinbee ii.ssoeiated with him as partners, Cyrus Jcssnp, Kliel .Ie.«sup ar 
J. 0. Pearson. The ninehinery wna then put in, nnd the mill was operati 
by the firm of lli),'bce, .lessup & Co. About elf;ht months later. Cyrus at 
Kliel Jessup sold to J. P. Pearson, and the firm became llij^hcc, Pearson 
Son. About a year later, Anthony Baker purchased the interest of Mr. Ill] 
bee, nnd the mill was o|ieraled for a time by Pearson ,fc Haker. Mr. Baki 

been operated hy Pearson & Soti. 

When lli-hee, .le,«snpi (!o, «.liu«l,.| lb., nu.lno.rv lor llie -risi -oiill, lb, 
creeled a slo'd, bs.'k of Ihe main InuMii,-. in n'l,i, I, lliry plMc.l a hn-v <'i 
eularsiivv. and bi.ir.l lb.' Il...iii„.j .nd -:,,v noil iiidM^lries. lo'lST; 



, T. .J. McMnrtry, Dr. .1. 0. Newby, 
eksniitbs, ,J. U. (J-le nnd Stclfey Itros. 



Z//i.(,-«™ /),V,Wory.— General morehandise, Thistlolbwaito & liros., II. J. 

I Thistlethwailo, I lamiltou Kmmims ; dru-s, P. I). .Stout, David Koi-ht ; c'.oeks, 

j P. (.:. Pearson ; physicians, Dr. II. 10. Davenport, Dr. J. W. Faucher, Dr. II. 

Moore; shoemaker, J. V. Green; milliners, Mrs. W. Cleniaus, Mrs. .M. 

Emmons; undertakers, .Mace & S.ickmau ; saddle and harness maker. Julius 

Pearson; wa'jon-makcrs, blacksmiths and painters, Wainseott, Mann & 



In I8l!l), H-bert Ili-beo lai 
nin^ ca.st and west, to which h 
tion for a post office nt this puii 
would necessarily lie a diircrcne 
the laller, as there was already 



B be 



rth side of the pike, Caswell Iloxley 1 
,1 I to harmonize the respective nanus of the tov 
,1 united under the name of Sheriilan, 
,1 ! The first business house in Slieridan was tin 

^ I son, opened in ISdC; .ind the first slock of me 



town on the south side of the pike run. 
he name of .Millwood. Upon npplica- 
al years later, it w.is found that there 
en the name of the former nnd thai of 
■ood post ollleo in tlio Slate. On the 



by 1 1. J. 



n addition to the I 
and post office. 



:handise was sold by Dr. II. 
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; one double circularsaw, I 
cut-off saw nnd one hcadin^'saw. They saw an 
per day, and from .'i.llOII to 8,1)110 pieces of lieai 
Ch,,„- /■•-oV„»/.— The Adams Townsliip CI 
creeled their present eslablishmeiit, one and a half miles south of Roxley, i 
the sprin;; of l.M7!l. It is a two-story frame bnildinf;, thirty-one feet 8i|uar 
nnd contains one boiler nnd en;,'ine, one i!nn-;;allon Barclay patent vnt an 
|.i.\ presses, with n uinnufaeturinf; enpaeity of 51)0 pounds of cheese per da 
They make a fultcreara cheese, by the Cheddar process; the milk is ni 
skiiiiined, the whey is removed, and the curd tliorou;.'lil 
p.ralure of !)S° Kalirenhcil. This is the only enterprise 
county, and ihe proprietors have a ;,'ond demand for tin 

In IS.'ii;, Addison lioxley foundcil this town, by dividin- a portion of bis 
properly into town lots nnd selling the same. It was originally known as 

r.iioiii.irl) known as Ibixley. Here the first store in the town-hip wns kept, by 
.\.bliM.n and ■fhonins P. Hoxley. Here, too, the first post ofiice was estab- 
lished, anil Dr. Tlioiiias 1*. Ibixley served ns Postmaster for n number of years. 
Here, in 18:i7, the first township election was held, resuliin^' in the choice of 
Iteiibcn Tansey ns Jusiico of the Peace. Within n few miles of this town, 
Vinton Spcnrer, the first white native nf the township, was born in 18:10, nnd, 
in 18I1.1, till' first niarriai;e was celebrated, the contracting parlies bcin^ Stephen 
lllevcns and Mi.ss Klsic McKinzio. It was a jironiinent point in the d.iys of 
overland enii;,'ratiiin, being on the direct route from Strawt<iwn to the Wabash. 
Addison Boxley kept Ihe first tavern hero, nnd received n liberal patronage 
froiu the cini;;r.inls nnd drovers over this route. The followinj^-naracd firms 
constitute the representative business houses of the town at present: General 
mcrchindiso, T. P. IJoxloy, Smith & Roderann, J. M. Uichardson ; physicians, 



lOM.JAII S PHII.LIPS. 

leeeiidanl of Kn-lish and Scotch nneeslurs. AIimiIuiu 

sulijecl, was a native of North Carolina. He iiiis 

da farmer, nnd ,,ur.sned that eallin- 

I'rnnces II. Thiiiuas, the dau^ditir 

ice. He r ained on his farm in 

"lina unlil 18H, when he .sold out, and, with the intention of secur- 
hoines for him.self and children, came Norih, nnd sellled in Indiana, 
■nship of Greg;.;, Morjau County, where ho rcniaiiied until 18."il), 
imoved to llamillon Counly and settled in the Township of Adams, 
arm leeenlly puribased by him. This became his |icrninnent home, 
where he resided nntil bis death, in 1 872, at the a-u of eighly-two years. Tlio 
death of bis wife occurred previously, in 1811"., nt the ago of seventy years. 

They were the parents of fourteen children, five of whom died in early 
childhood and infancy. The remaining nine grew up to manhood and woman- 
hood, nnd were named ns follows: .lames S., Thomas S., Enoch L., Martha 
E., Elijah S., Absalom D., Charles C., Emily l'. and Amanda M. Of this 
large family, all at this time arc living, except Enoch I,, nnd Amanda M. 
All were born at the old home in Norlli Carolina. 

Elijah S. Phillips was born on the 8th d.ay of September, IS'Jfi, and was 
a lad of sixteen years when the family emigrated to Indiana. In the early 
boyhood of our subject, there were no free schools in North Cnrolinn, nnd bis 
opportunities for obtaining oven the rudiments of an education were very lim- 
ited After their arrival in Indiana, he went to school at intervals for n short 
time, unlil he was nineteen years of age, when he entered the shop of bis 
brother Thomas to learn the wagon and carriage maker's trade. Ho remained 
wilh bis brother unlil be was Iwenly-ibrec years of nge, nil tlint tinio making 
his hoine with his parents. During lliis time, ho had formed the nci|unintnnco 
of iMiss Ilebecea A. Carter, of the same place. This acipiaintanco resulted in 
court.ship and marriage, nnd they were united on tho 'li day of November, 
1818. Alter his marriage he coniiuenccd business for himself, nnd set up a 
shop for tlie manufacture of wagons and carringcs, in tho Township of Jack- 
son, Hamilton County. He continued this business unlil Ig.M, when ho 
engaged in tho millwright business, and, for the next firteen years, was en- 
gaged in erecting mills and pulling up machinery at various places in Hamil- 
ton and adjoining counlics. Sinco that time, be has resumed his former occu- 
pation, and up to this timo has been engaged in tho nmnufacturo of wngons, 
carriages, etc. In ISO.'), lie purchased n part of the homo farm of bis father 
in tho township of Adams, which is still in his |io8.ses»ion, nnd is mnnnged 
and carried on by the sons of Mr. Phillips. In politics, bo was originnlly nn 
Old Ijino Whig, but, on tho disruption of ihnt party, ho became nn nctiveand 
zealous Ropublicnn, with which parly ho has ever since voted. Mr. Phillips, by a 
long course of upright and honorablo dealing, lias bccomo widely and favor- 
nbly known to the citizens of Hamilton County, nnd is regarded ns a mnn of 
superior judgment nnd mnrk-d ability. The citizens of his own township have, 
for many years, availed themselves of his services, in various positions, such as 



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ADAMS 'J 

l>iro(t,)rorScliools,Supcrvi»..r,rlc., nnd lie scrvod f"r Ivvolvc eonwciilivo jonrs 
m iMn-isTiileof liis Idwri.liip; nnd in tlic sprin- of 1S7S, lie wiis placpcl in 
niiinin.ilinn by tlio Repni>!ican pnrty, anil nt the ensuing election in October, 
wns elected one of the Cninmissioner.i of Hi\niillon County, ami he is today 
I'rcsidiMit of that honorabb^ board. 

lie and his esleenird wife arc the pareuls of s.'V.n ebildren, nanie.l ICIi?.- 
abelh v., Thomas ])., Hannah J., William 1' , Kim. i K, Ida 10. and Tranklin 
M. Klizabeth is the wife of Daniel IVnee, and resides in llaniilinn County. 
Th.unas is married and resides in Adams Township. Hannah is the wife of 
IMiles ICdwanls, and resides ill Maii.m Coiiniy. William is nt this lime in 



'OWNSIIII'. 

At (he close of the w, 



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IIKNIiV MODIli;, M. 



the siMh ,bil.l in a lanniy of nine, all yet livin-, nnd r.^denls ..f Ihimillon 
Coiinly. His parents were .Inhn ;,nd Louisa Moore, who eame to this eounly 

and sellleil in Wusbin- Township about l.^!:!.-). They are now both 

deceased. The mother died in IS77, and the fuihcr in IS7:». 

Henry, of whom we write, was born March 15, 1H41. J»uring the win- 
ters of his early youth, ho attended the rude subscription schools, with which 
be was |irovided. Arrivinp; at the age of eighteen, be attended the sebool nt 
U'estficld, of bis native township, (i.r two sneces.sivc terms. This step he 
followed by leaching a winter term of scdiool in White Itiver Township, Ibis 



polls. 



a full course nf .study. 

All gli. led smoothly till the storm of rebellion eame ; but, al the news of 
Kort Sumter being atlad cl, and al the call of Alirahain Lincoln for lioops,lhc 
spirit of patriotism impelled our young hero promptly ti> lay aside his books 
and voUiiilccr in his enunlry's defense. 

He first enlisted as a private soldier, but having, to some extent, read incd- 
ica! works, nnti having conceived since boyhood a jmrtiality for the practice of 
medicine, his tnsto nnd profieieucy in this line being learnetl, he was appointed 
Hospital Steward for his regiment. I'"illiiig that position for about six months, 

department of the army for about two years. From this department, he was 
transferred to the general lu)ppitals at Louisville, Ky.,ani1 at New Albany, Ind., 
with the rank of Captain of Cavalry, hero serving till the chisc of the war. At 
the bottle of I'ea Uidgc, the Doctor was in the held during the entire engage- 
ment, applying temporary dre.ssing to the wounded as they fell. For his com- 
inendable conduct on that occasion, he received honorable mention in the ofli. 



ho Doctor located nt the present village of Sheri- 
dan, since being one of the nctivo to build it on. 

And, having graduated at the Louisville University of Medicine while sta- 
tioned in the general hospital at that place in the winter of I. ?li:!-l)d, upon 
locating at Sheridan he immediately entereil upon the practice of nicdieine nnd 
surgery. Since that time, he has pursued bis profession nt this place wilh 

i)r. Moore was united in marriage, April 1"), I,1(!4, with Miss Knte Pad- 
gett, daughter of William nnd Kliza D. I'adgett. Six children (five living) 
have been the fruits of this marriage, as follows: John W. Marion, Kldnras 
(deceased), Hobcrt K., Kate I'., Anna N. nnd Otto Newman. 

Mrs. Moore is a member of the Christian Church, and, while the Doctor is 
not a communicant with any church, yet ho ecmtributcs liberally to the sup- 
port of the various denominations in his vicinity. 

In politics, be is a stnneh llepiibliean. Is an active member in Fidelity 
Lodge, N... :!lir», A., F. .V A. M., at Sheridan. 

a fault, kind and amiable in the d.unc.tie circle, and genial as a I'ellow-eitizcn. 
His many eommendnble i|iialities endear him in the nn'cction and confidence ol 
n large circle of frienils. 

II. K. DAVKNI'OUT, M. I>. 
Dr. Henderson K. D.ivenport is a native Hoosier. 
21, ISII!, at Fagleville, Itoone Co., Ind., rcmoung 
Cmnly, in the falloflS.Vi. The war of the rebellion breaking out, he became 
enthused in the cause for the Cnion, and linally, on November 15, IHtil, 
enlisted as a private in Company F, Fortieth Indiana \'olunteer«. Afler 
.serving with same for one year and thirleen days.'b,. was di.scharged. nnd camo 
home on account of failing health. Hegainiug his health, he ngnin, September 
:il). ISlil, enlisted for one year in Company I, First Indiana Volunteers 
Heavy Artillery. The war ending, he was mustered out of the service in July, 



I born February 



Now in his twentieth year, it • 
vherein he should through life apply 

Surveying the fiidd, he chose the 
lation with Dr. W. li. Graham, of Nobl. 



time he chose the practical pphc 
nseir 
fcssion of medicine, nnd secured n 



afterward 



; Medic 



College, at Indianapolis, where 
■hruary 2S, IS72. Since then, he has been in the regular prae- 
1, of this (Hamilton) eolinty. Is n con.seientious physieinu. 



I a citizen held 
Dr. Davenport was united in i 
i-i Cook.Noblcsvillo Township, r 



to Miss M. A. Cook, daughter of 
I 27, 1872. Two ehihlren hove been 
six years, and Fred, nged four yenrs. 







HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 



THIS towni 
ll.c Nmvc 



itiip was osl!.lilishr,l by tlic Ittwnl nf Oiunty C.>ninH.<.M.m,Ts at 
inlursosMon, 1S:!H, will, llii- fnll„win^- hnun.larics : " li.u-innin- 
nl (111' west line of Iliiiiiillim Cdiinty, nii the imrlliwest eorncr nf Seclion l;l, 
Township 18 nnrlh, llim.^-e :i enst ; enst on the Bec'lion line lo iho line divi.lin- j 
ll.inps :i and 1. ihenec south with ?;«■! lino lo the 50111I1 line of the county; \ 
ih.MK-e west lo the southwest comer of the county; tlienec north to ihc place | 
ofhe-innin-; will township to ho known by Iho name of Clay Township." j 
At llic same session i' was orilereil that an eleelion be held nt the house of j 
Uolicrl Morrow, on the "ih day of December, ia:i:!, In select two Justices of [ 
Ihi' Peace, and that Kobert Morrow lie appoinled Inspector of said eleelion. I 
This is [be southwest eorner township of the eounly. Wasliin^'tnn Township 
bounds it on the north, Delaware Towii.sliip on the east, Marion County on llie I 
aonlb and Hoone County on ihe west. j 

The surface i.s aluinst uniformly flat, and ibe soil Is composed of clay and 
loam. It is wnlered by Williams Creek, which flows in n .southerly course 
Ihrrai^h the center of the township; I,nnK liranch, which flows tbrou-h the j 
western part; McDuffy Ore. k, ibroUL'b Ihe soulb.rn. and Old Town 'Kun ' 



hrou-b the 
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the West. After their arrival at 
Urookville, we hear notbin- more of Mr. Anderson. Here was located tbo 
landnfficc, andon Iheoeiasionoftbis visit .Mr. MeShanc entered two Iraels 
nf land— the easi half of Ihc northeast <|uarler of Section \i,\n Township IT 
north, UanRe !! casi, and the we.st half of the norlhwest cpiarler of Seclion 7, 
Township 17 north, ltan;:c I e.ist. Ilavin- made this purchase, he relumed 

wilh his fimily t.i locale with tlieui on ihc newly purchased land. lie leH. 
them in Ihc adjoining' eounly, Marion, while be came lo the land and con- 
slrnelcdtt cabin from llic limber by which be was surrounded. This compleled, 
the fiinily were soon settled with as iniieli of comliirt as the cir,.-UTns(aiiccs per- 
milled. Mis family nt ibat lime consisted of biiuself, wife .and two sons, 
Kdwaril and dames U. The former is now deceased ; the latter still survives, 
and al present is the owner of the old homestead. In June, IH-li, a dau;;litcr, 
Sarah Ij , wa.s horn to Mr. Me.Sbane an<l wife. She was tho first white child 
born in the township. She now resides at Indianapolis. The stru<:f;lo wilh 
Ihc wildcrneas was inaugurated by ibc father, and all throufjh the winter of 
Ibat year bis time was occupied in ihe labor of fellin;:; limber and preparing 

1 other while .settlers williin Ihe limits of the township, 
line of ICetelmm had ad.ipled the white man's mode of 
'd a porlion of the farm subseipionlly entered for him by 



Ihe jjround for eu 
I.ein- at that time 
An Indian by Iho 



Henjamin Men.leliball. The dale of hh 
tbou;;hl that ho began clearing his Land 
were then flcveral while families livii 
MeShanc was the Indian's first while 
seventeen years in the improvement of I 
bis life-work closed in death. He was I 
ware Township, where Ids remains now 



s.<ltlen 



not known. But it is 
he year lS2d. There 
c Townshiji, but Mr. 



ey Cemetery, in Deln- 



I'Vanklin Hall came Inward (bo close nf tbo year IH'ifi and sellled on a 
(met of land from which ho sulisei|nen(ly devclnp.'d n fine farm, dames (Iray 
came early in 182fi and cn(ered a trad of lanri situated partially in this 
county and pnrlinlly in Marion. His first cabin was located on (bo Haniilion 
County side, but widiin a few yearn bo ercc(ed n brick house in Marion 
County, wliero bo nflerward made his liouie. Uobert Darnbill and llenjainin 
C. MeDulTce came in 1H27, and each entered land in (bo autumn of Iho fol- 
lowing year, Mr. linrnhill the oust half of tho aoulhcnst quarter of ScotloD 10, 



and Mr. McDulTee the enlirc soulbwest c|uarter of the same section. Darius 
Tower and Daniel Warren came in 1S2'.(, and both entered land, which they 
improved and culliva(ed fnr years aflerward. In lS:iO, Samuel Morrow, Uobert 
Morrow, d.din Oruse, Uarnaby Newby, John Harden, Isaac Uich, Stephen Iliatt 
and William Davis scKled in various localidcs in the township. Henry Cruse and 
Samuel I*. Scely came about the close of Ihe same year, and entered li.nd in 
(he following' year. l!y Ibis (ime there was what was known ns a "pood set- 
tlement," or men enou;;b to make a full party nt housc-raisinL'S, logrollings, 
or other ^'alherings in wliieli the leading feature Wiis the labor of the rcsideiils 
who conlribulcd lo assist one of iheir neighbors in Ihc iinprovemcnl of liia 
bnnie. New si-((lers coniinucd In arrive each year, unlil all the land in the 
township bad been entered. The selllera between this dato and 18:il! were as 
follows : 

1S:1L'— Jnbn I'ieree, Klias Harvey, Abraham, Jacob and William Jessup, 
William H.'iwkins. Jacob Cook, Siephcu llinshaw, .lonaa Hoover, l')li Johnson, 
David Sniilb, Mieajah Kl.slon, Uobert Kliis, James Sanders, John Essex, Clay- 
Inn Conk, Joshua Wri-hl, Oweti Williams, Nadianicl Webber, Henry Davis, 
D.iidel Smilb ami Absal.un liarnld. 

is:;:!— Wyolt Dalinn, Samuel Kcese, Slephen Macey, Jnmea Tanner, 
James Davis, James Nu(t, Itobcrt deeper, Thmiias Harvey, John Smilb, 
Itczin Debruler, Richard I'ower, Thomas Todd, James Hamer and William 
Waldon. 

1S:U — lames Heck, Jacob riiillips, Uiehard Norris, (Jeorge S. Lyon and 
Teter Huark. 

is:!.-)— Isaac Sliarpe, llenrge West, Itcason D. Lynn, Abraham Handles, 
David Mclskcr, Henderson lirag- and Jes.sc f.wx. 

18:;i;_Thomas Hoagland, Josiali .Senior, John .Senior and John Dauben- 



I'ck. 



; the ehil.lri'n li..m in (bis township at an early day, Sarah L. 
naa (be lirsl. A chilil was born to ihc family of Daniel Warren In 
Samuel, son of John Harden, was horn in 18:11. Thclalleris now 
of Madis,m County, Iml. 



daughter of James Gr.ay, who was taken In (he Wbidnger Cemclery, in Marion 
County, fnr inlcrmcnl. There were then no cemeteries in Clay, and many nf 
her pinnecr eilizens sleep "the sleep dial knows no waking" in graves ninro 
or less reuiolc from the scene of their labors. The b'arley Cemetery, in Dela- 
ware Township, and the Whilinger Cemetery, in the nortbern part of Marion 
Cnunly, were the usual burial places unlil 1.8.'!8. In dial year a ccnieliTy 
was laiil nut on the faViu of Isaac Slinrpe, near the present silo of Pleasant 
drove Cliureb. The lirsl iiil.TUHnl in (bis eeuie(ery was a dauglKcr of James 



The first mill in the township was a saw-niill, erected some time during tho 
year 18:<(i. It was llii' properly of Jidin Harden, and was loeideil on the 
bank of Williams Creek, from which stream it rcceiveil il.s motive power. It 
was operaled by an old-fashinne.l walcr-wheel, ami furnished tho lumber for 
some of (he fii-st fninie houses in diis and adjoining seltlemenls. Near die 
same time, certainly not later than tho year 18:17, John Siuith erected a saw- 
niill on Seclion 10. It also received its propelling power from Williams Creek, 
anil contained a saali saw of primidve stylo. It was a eualoni mill, and was 
only operated when aoino of the neighbors had lumber lo saw. lis (rado 
emended inio Itoono Counly. Ilndi nf the above mills were run fnr a number 
of years, unlil (hey oudived their usefulness and were abandoned. Ilrisl-inills 
were not among Iho early insliluiions of tho township. There were mills in 
tho nordi of Marion Counly, and in the adjoining township of Delaware, prior 
to the year 18.111, all easily nccessiblo from diis setdemcnt. The first flouring- 
mill was that of tho Carey Urodinrs, orcct«d in ISIir), on dio land of J. 0, 



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Kll EARLY EVENTS. 

erected nbiiut llic year 18:^:1, by Jncob Cook. 
Riiwoil by ISonjiiniin iMcndenhiill, nt liis mill in 
Tear later, Ziniri Cook erected a frame bouse 



Tbo 6rsl frame bouse ' 
Tlic lumber for tbia bouse \ 
Delaware Townsbip. Abou 

Tlic first brickkiln wa; 
bowcver, make tbis n spccul 
llic purpose of erecting a h 
slroyed as soon as its purpose bad bt 

Tbe first road was surveyed 
ISiill. It was known iis tbe Inilianapolis and Peru St: 
roads at tbat period, its name was ibe ebief end of its identity, for no efl'ort 
was maile by tbe aulborilies to improve it after it was surveyed ; and for years 
afterward all tbat distin^-uisbed tbe " Indianapolis and Tern State road " from 
tbo wilderness tbrou^b whicb it pawed, was tbe tliree notcbcs cut in tbe trees 
alon;; its course. It was a bad road at all times, and durinp; tbe wet seasons 
of tli"e year, was absolutely inipa.«sable in certain localities. Sbortly after the 



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I or lS:i.'). The proprietor was Joseph 

Hom;s subseipiently removed his store 
entificd n-ilb the early mercantile inter- 



There is nolhin;; terrible in llie words " losi 
tbis locality at this time ; but, half a century a-o 
with dan;;cr« wbieb could scarcely be escaped by 
woods were infested with bears and wolves, as wc 
when, one morning in tbe fill of 1827, the news 
incut that Mrs. Mar;;aret Gray bad wonderi'd in 
to find her way home, every one who hcanl it v 



■ork I 



ivhieh I 



I then el 
She ha 



cedin;; cvenin;;, she started out 
tbrou-h the fori'st beiu- a narrow 
gnumd was thickly strewn with 



; in tbe woods," as applied to 
, such an accident was fraught 
an unprotected person, as the 
II ns venomous reptiles. So, 
went out throu^'h the settle- 
to the woods and bad failed 
» heard it was struck with con.-ternation, 
aimed bis nllentiiui, joined in (he search, 
il already pa.-wed one nij;ht in the forest, 
cad through the settlement. On the pre- 
areb of a mi.^sin^ pi^', her nidy -ui.le 
i-pntb. It was late in the fall, and the 
s, which tbe win.l carried about in such 



Mleai 



convinced of the u 
I the alarmed husband, 



fulilily 
jmpa 



,r such 



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nurins 



ntly 



relraco her steps, but ooly tr 
effort. 

Nii5iit was ciUMinf; on rapidly 
of hi»>e!rfcst neighbors, be;;an scourin- tli 

the pro-n'9« of the search, bear tracks were discovered by one of tbe party, 
Tbis but added to the horror of the situation 
dn-adof cominj: suddenly upon her manded v: 
the second day, she was discovered by Tol. Da 
ware Township, and a thorough woodsm; 

"rrl'loadlfsuspenrand anRui-sh was lifted fron, the hearLs 

the Colonel rode up to tbe door with the old lady by b,s side 

and the signal was immediately »;iven to tbo parly ,u tbe wood, 

to join tho scene of general rejoicing and hearty congratulations. MrsM.ray 

was the grandmother of .lames G. iMeSbane, of this township, and Jose,d, 

Gray, Ks,,., of Noblesville, and was eighty j.'srs ,.f age at tbe time of this 

oceuiTonec. She died at the ago of eighty-four years. 



and they were co 

mains ; but, about sundown o 

del Hcaton — a pioneer of Hela 

and was placed upon bis bnrsi 

iiaincd until the following morning. A 



»ho bastenei 



scilnol.s. 
There were few children of school age in the 
1 the labor which occupied the time of all alike 






ip prior to i«,i!), and, 
those early days, there was 
little time to devote to edueati .n. The first school was taught in the winter 
of 18ill-3.*>, in a cabin which stood on tho farm of Isaac Sharpc, opposite tbo 
present site of I'lea-sanl Grove Clmrcli. 

In 18.-57 or 1838, a building wa.s erected on tbe farm of James Ilamcr, in 
which a Fchool was taught during the winter of that year. This was tbe first 
building erected espieiidly for school purposes. It was of the usual style of 
log architecture, and both schools were supported by subscription, as were all 
the schools of the township, fir a number of years later. The provisions of 
tbe school law of 18.")l-.'i2 were adopted as .so.m as practicable after the pa.«.s. 
age of that law, and the present excellent system of free schools was estab- 
lished. There are now seven school districts in the township, each supplied 



M.l/,.„li!:l /i).wo;>o/.— Huriog the early days of tbe seltlcment, the Mclb- 
cdists held regular meetings nt private bouses, but without orgaiiizaliou. The 
earliest preaching w.as at tbe houses of Darius Tower, Samuel I'. Sceley anil 
Isaac Sharpc, and the ministers were Uev. IKzekiah Smith, Itev. Welsh and 
Uev. Asa Beck. . At this time the congregation comprised all the religious 
people of tbe settlement, irrespective of denominational preferences. About 
tbe year 1833, a class was organized at the house of Isaac Sharpc, and, within 
a year after organization, a hewed-log eluircb was erected on land donated by 
Mr. Sharpe for that purpose. It was known by the title of " Sharpe's Mect- 
ing-IIouse," and was occujiied until 18">( or 18.">.*t. Jn that year, tbe cnngrc- 
giition had so increased tbat the log building was scarcely large enough to ac- 
commodate them comfortably, and the present frame edifice, '* Pleasant llrovo 
Church," was erected in its place. Kev. IMichael Johnson was Pastor, and 

other Pastors who have served at various times since the organization iif this 
class, are Uev. Ifczekiah Smith, Uev. Asa Beck, Uev. Welsh, Uev. Miles 
Iluffaker, Uev. Aaron Wood, Uev. Jonas Belotc, Uev. Siritc, Uev. Myers, 
Uev. Thomas Uartlctt, Uev. II. H. Badlcy, Uov. Calvert, Uev. W. S. Ander- 
son, Uev. John M. Manny, Uev, Hopkins, Uev. Thomas Colelazer, Uev. N. 
Gillani, Uev. Kitchen, Uev. K. Uammel, Uov. John McCarty, Uev. George 
Uowcrs, Uev. Silas I'iper, Uov. K. A. Kish, Uev. Jrdin Snay, Uev. I,amb, Uov. 
Itrown, Uev. Harrison, Uov. Ulack, Uev. George Havens, Uev. Oden, Uev. 
I'eck, Uev. lilake, Uev. D. D. Powell, Uev. T. H. C. Beall and Uev. I. N. 
llbodcs. Uev. 11. U. Powell is the present Pastor. 

/•o/i/.tr CmiT Cliiiuh.—Abmtl. the year I8:ill, a cl.iss was organized in 
the southwestern part of the township, and met at thi^ houses of Nathan Wil- 
son and other members, for a year or more. A lot was diuiated to the .society 
by Klijab Paltcrson, and upon this a hewed log church was soon afterward 
built. Karly in the year ISSG, Nathan Wilscm donated a lot half a mile cast 
of the h>g church, upon which the present house of worship was erected in 
tbe sumiuer of the same year. The church is now under tbe pastoral enro of 
Uev. U. B. Powell. 

Mm,il ■/.!im HnpIlM Clnnrh.—TUc Haplisls formed an organization at an 
early day, but had no eslablisbcd house of worship. The homes of members 
of the congregation and the district Bcboolbouse were the places in which tho 
services of their church were conducted until 18(!7. In that year, John 
Williams donated to the society a lot off the southwest corner of bis fiirm, 
upon which Ibcy er<;ctcd a frniiie house of worship in the same year. Meet- 
ings were coniiuiiod regularly unlil the summer of 1877, since which timo tho 
society has been without a regular pastor. Tho building is no* occupied at 
intervals by the Methodists and Fricmls. 




HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 




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JOHN iicssKV 

m l',iycllc C.iMiily, lii.l., l'.luu:u_v l.S. IS-ld. Ho w.is tl..' 
.,|,1, MM.! S;iriili IIm.sscv, "lul niuM-.l tn ll;,„nll..n Cnunly 
iiiTnts ill 1H,-,:l. lie WHS a sliiilinns Imy iiml improvc.l nrll 
unities Kliicii the cxcollfiit coinnioii-scliools nnnrded liiin i.f 
an ccluoiilioii. lie wiis cs|ieciiilly fond nf the study ol 
he could 
to hiin. 



iiistory, and road carefully cvciytl 
olitnin. The histories of wars wi 



iiliirct 



.f th 



difle 






ii-y of the I'niied States was of t)ic grealcst inleres 
read carefully, and with avidity, not only his scl 



history, but the more ndvanced anil exhaustive works on that suhjcct. 
Ilis hoyhood «a.s passed in a manner similar to that of all boys of his 
station in life, liiit even bofoiT he li:id pissod from his Imyhood, he 

«as calh'd upon lo uU a mini's place In I lie ilcfcii>e of his , ntiy. 

Ilis course of reading; had made him keenly appreciiitive of tlic value 
of liheily, and he .«an- that our only hope of perpetuating this grand 
republic was III preserving lli(J union of States intiiot. lie had 
watched with deep interest the storm-cloud which had been for sonic 
time gathering over our country, and which linnlly, in ]H(11, burst 
upon us with such terrible rcsiilln. On the lOlli of August of thai 

Kegiment Indiana Volunteer Infanlry. In a short time, his regiment 
was ordered South, and ho enlered upon the duties and hardships 
of ft soldier's life, hearing all the privations incident to such a life 
with cheerfulness, performing every duty promptly and fearlessly, 
always with his com|iany, ready and anxious to bear his share in any 
danger, to do his part in nny duly which might devolve upon them. 



lie was never absent from bis company during his term of service, 
iind took ],artwi(h them in the following-named battles, besides a num- 
ber of skirmishes, viz.. Mill Spring, Ky., January 1!», I8(i2; I'erry- 
ville. Ky., October 8, XWyl; Uollingfork, Ky., December 2S, ISdii; 
Chickamaiign, September II', 1S(J;1. 

In (his terrible battle, John Ilussey was one amimg many 
thoiis.inds of Union soldiers who yielded up their lives in defense of 



A shot from a rebel ; 



cut short 



noble I 



and he fell and died nlone and unknown, in what the poets 
have called the " Sunny South," hut which might ho more fittingly 
termed tlie " Uloody South." Ilis body was not recovered, and lie 
(ills an unknown grave ; but he is not forgotten. lie is reniembcreil, 
and his image is cherished by all who ever knew him in life. He 
could not be more honored by his relatives and friends if his grave 
had been made near his old home, than he is in his unmarked resting- 
place. His n.emory could not be more afl'cctionately clicrishcd were 
ilis grave in plain sight of his friends, than it is now. Tliey know 
there is some spot on eartii sacred to him, given liim by tlic hands of 
blue-coated jiatriols like himself, and hallowed by ttio honors tiicy paid 
him in placing him there. They know that lie was laid in liis present 
resting-place by loving liands, the hands of brothei-s— ft brotherhood 
born of a great piiiiiiple; and lliero tlioy are content to leave him 
till tho great day which shall call him to his reward. And, while his 
abode there on that bloody field is unknown, he still abides in the 
hearts of tlioso who knew him and loved him in life. 

Would .llmt the memory of every bravo patriot who to-day fills a 
nameless grave could be as fittingly and alTcetionately preserved m is 
the memory of John Ilussey, Company F, Tenth Uegimont Indiana 
Volunteer Infantry. 

" • Cnknown I ' In nil lliy epilapli onn tell ; 
If ,Ie.»iiB knpw lltpc. all h welt." 



CLAY TOWJI^SHIP 



H'SSBV. 

;rakJ froru Kn^hind and Pcttlcd i 



nrricd 



WIIJ.IAM 

The nnccslors of this •ji'nllcnian c 
Niirlh Car.dinn at an early date. 

Julin Husscy, the paternal ^-randrath^r of our sul.jccl 
Nortli Carolina, and at liis death, which oecurred while he wan yet a youii'; 
ninn, left two children, named Jonathan and Joseph. Joseph was horn in 
Guilford County, near Greensboro, N. C, in 1815. 

lie remained at home with hi,s mother until ho was seventeen years of 
aire, when in \S.V2, lie and his hrolher left liome and came North, to the wild, 
uncullivatcd new .State of Indiana, in quest of a future home for themselves. 

They (inally settled in Fayette C.iunty, each selecling .some wild lands, on 
proceeded to elcur olV tlio limber and improve into ii 



whi 






I for far 



In lM:n, Joseph wr 
111 Itaehel Fraizer, aU 
irmin^' in Fayellc Co' 
■res and removed to H. 
- Clay Township, when 



s married to Jliss .^arah Fraizer, dnu.^hter of John 
3 e.nrly settlers of Fayette County. Ho continued 
inly until Ifij.'!, when lie sold out his farm of 10(1 
milion County, Ind., and settled on a farm of lidO acres 
h« has ever since resided, and at this time he and 
enjoyment of n well-earned competence, accuniulalcd 



hy many years of patient toil 
never en^a;;ed in uncertain s 
has always attended strictly 

This worthy old pioneer ( 
William, Martha J., Mary, 1 



loiiiy 1 



Mr. 11,1 

■al sirile. 



but 



Idren 



•d Jo 



The eldest son, John, at i 
Tenth Indiana Infantry, 
volunteers to put down the r' 
heroes who were at the front. 



Ulizaheth, Harriet, Thomas, liaehcl, Franklin and 
in^ at this time except John, Mary and Franklin, 
llie age of twenty one years, enlisted in Company F 
He was among the first to respond to the call for 
ebcllion, and lis early .is 1861, ho was among the 
He participated in .ill the battles in whicli liis 
command was engaged, until the historically disastrous battle of Chickamauga, 
when he, with thousands of other brave and heroic martyrs, fell a victim to the 
slaveJmldcr'a rebellion. The remaining members of this family arc all married 
except Milton, who is at home with the old people ; .ind they arc all living 
in Jlamilton (bounty except Harriet, who resides in Illinois. 

William, the second in this family of children, was born at the former 
home of his parents in Faydlc County, Ind., on the :iOth day of April, 1812. 
The years of hisboyhooil and youth were passeil in awpiiring ncoraiiion-sehool 
education, and at labor on the farm at homo until ho reached his majority, 
after which lie ottended the Poplar Itidgc .Seminary for ono term, which 
elo.sed his S'-hool life. He continued to abide with his parents until he was 
twenty-two years of age, when, on the 21th day of November, lSfi4, he was 
united in marrioge to Mi.ss Hannah A. Je.ssup,daug]iter oC John C. and Maria 
Jcfsup, old resi.lenl.i of Hamilton County. 

Soon odor his marriage, he moved on to a firm of his own in the same 

slock farmer. He 
improved wilh 111 
farming opernlions. 

Mr. HasM-y isiimao of solid w. 
nppreeiated by his fellow-townsmen and the county at large as a genlh-nmn of 
sound judgment and sujierior obility, as they have frequently manifesled by 
placing him at various times in po.sitions t.f trust and responsibility, such as 
Magistrnt" and Trustee of his township, and he is at this time serving as ono 
of the Commissioners of Hamilton County. He and his wile arc honored mem- 
bers of the Christian Church. Their children, six in number, are all living at 
homo with tho parents. Their names are Nancy K., John S., Fanny M., 
Melinda, Oliver ond Jesse. The portrait of Squire Hussey may bo found else- 
where in these pages, in the group of County Officials. 



ided ever since. Mr 


Hussey is n practical grain and 


nely cnltivaled fan 


a of 1 711 licrcs, well feneed, and 


ge, and has been 


generally very successful in his 



I reeogni: 



ALFRED T. JUS.SUP, KS(J. 

The subject of our sketch, whose name wo give above, was a son of Abra- 
hiiin and Hannah Jes.sup. He was the ninth in a family of ten children. Ilia 
parents were both natives of North Carolina. His father was born April 23, 
17811, in Guilford County of that State, while his mother (.Miss Hannah 
Wright, before marriage), was born in the Counly of Stokes April 1, ITS'i. 
They were married in tho year ISM, iu Wayne County, lud., to which local- 
ity they had both removed. 

Alfred T. was born in that eonnty Nov. Illl, 1822. p;ieven years liiler 
(18;i:i),he removed wilh his father's lainily to this ( llaniillon) eounly, where 
he has since re.^ided. At so early a date, in this then wilderness porlion of 
Indiana, young .lessup iieecssiirily had very meager opporluiiilies for moral, 
menial or business training. Tho forests then were almost niitonelied by tho 
woodman's ax, eliureh edifices were quite unknown, while cheiip log sehoolhouses 

receive the advantages even of these rude inslitulions, our young subject was 
obliged daily to walk each way, to and from, a distance of three miles. Yet, 
by means thus unfiivorablo,he.iequiied a ba.se upon which he has since built — 
through the forces of observation and experience ^aeomniendabie superstructure. 
On Aj.ril 20, ISlli, having arrived .it young manhood, he wedded iMi.ss 
Henriella Tod.l, dau-hter of Capl. Todd, from the Slate of Maryland. Sadly 
losing by death this lirst companion of his bosom April 1:1, ISiili, h.> afivr- 
wurd wooed Mrs. JIartba Comer, a most estimable widow lady of Wabash, 
Ind., and to her he was wedded October 3, ISllG. She was the daughter of 
.Michael and Mary Harvey, who had been very early settlers in Wayne County. 
Ind. Iteared to farming, for several years succeeding his first marriage, or up 
to about forty years of age, he continued, as his chief jmrsuit, the vocation of 
his youth. In the meanliiue, from l.S.-):i to lS.-)7, he filled ibe oflico of Post- 
master at C'arniel, while for eight years, from IS.'iU to ISllT, he filled that more 
responsible position. Trustee for the township of Clay. Mr. Jessiip, never 
physically strong, was unfavorable to his continuance in the pursuit of agricul- 
ture. This, too, of course, hits jiroven a detriment .since changing to tho mer- 
caiiiile business. Yet, inaking this ehaugo nearly twenty years since, and 
eomuieueiiig the new vocation with a limited capital, be has, by crlrciiir. niilim- 
III/, and JiKliciniis miinmjrmrni. enlarged his business anil been micccxs/'ii/. 
Let us add, also, that this success has been iiehievcd under the double disad- 
vant.ige, in fact, of a delicate constitution, and the enliro hiss of fingers from 
his right hand. He may well be quoted iis a striking examjile in support of 
the adage that ".i man will not wear out os soon as he will rust out." As n 
means, too, of br.ieing up health, Mr. .Icssup, at times, has felt constrained to 
try the pleasures of travel. Four years since, he thus paid a vi.sil to friends 
and kiudied scattered through Northern Indiana, and Ibenec westward into 
Iowa and Mi.s.souri. Still later, he has journeyed far enough to the South to 
take iu the Stale of tieorgia, wherein he has a daughter living, lielongs to 
the Ancient Order of Odd Fellows, and helps to sustain, in his comiuuuity, 
the two ehurehes denominated Jlethodist.s and Friends. Mberal to a fault, 
ever an iodiislrious, icnipeiatc, upright man, wiihin the large circle of his nc- 
quaiiilanee ho is held iu high esteem, and well dc.-ervcs o record in the history 
of Hamilton Counly. 

.KilIN HAItniON. 
Among the pioneers of Clay Township, the subject of this loenioir was a 
prominent ebaraeter. He was boro in Inland January 1!), ISII2, and emi- 
grated lo the Ilnileil Stales with bis jiarcnls, at the age of thirteen years, 
arriving in llalliinoie in August, IHlo. Shortly after bis arrival, ho becaiuo 
a earpcnier's apprentice, wilh a view of learning Ihit trade ; but within a few 
mouths his parents removed to Coshocton, Ohio, and he withdrew from bis 
apprenticeship to follow them. Here, in bis youth, be acquired the ex|ieri- 
cnees in pioneer life which qualified him for the part which he subseqiienlly 
took in the settlement of Clay Township. He grow to manhood on tho Ohio 
farm, and rendered his father valuable service in its improvement. In 1821!, 
ho was united in marriage with Mi.ss l.ucinda Beiily, and during his reaideneo 
in Ohio, three children— William, Marillaand George— enmo to bless this union. 
About this time his father died, and the family decided upon a removal to tho 
West. A one-horse wagon contained all their effects, and with this conveyance 
they s'arted for Indiana. Hamilton County was their dcslinalion, and in 
October, 183(1, (bey anived in Clay Township and settled in n ibiek wilder- 
ness. Here the slruggles of his youth were renewed, and fornionlhs hia lime 
was fully employed in clearing aufficient ground to rniso the neccaaary aupport 



nrSTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



farni EUi'irn 


,d the n.rest an 


1 repaid his lalinrs. Hew 


s the first to inau;;u- 


.;,(,■ Ilif »;.w 


n.ill enl,.,|.ri>e 


mho township. Ilebniitl 


is mill in 18311, nn 


the 


b:,nk nf Wi 


iianis Creek, all 


ul » mile sot.theast of his 


fur.n, n.id eonduet 


da 


Ira.le Willi r 


sidonis nf litis 


and other Beltlcnicnts, which was produetiv 


oof 


.„■„,- profit , 


1 hitn. 








In IS4 


1, he was ileel 


■d Justlec of the I'eace, 


ii. which capacity 


he 


Hcncd fi VI' V 


ars. Tnurjear 


s after his arrival in .he to, 


nsl.ip(18:U), hcv 


cut 


lo Iiidiiitiiipc 




the .Management of Wes 


■s Mills, but his 1 


cart 


was In ll,^. i 


i|iri)vcnient of 


is farm and he returned 


liout ihrec years 1. 


ter. 


At llic 


close of his ten 


a.s Justice of tin- I'eace 


he removed to K 


a;,le 


A-ilh,,-c, in 1 


none County, w 


.ere he associate hi.nself 


with .1. !•'. Dauche 


riy, 


in ll.c ln<TcK 


ilile husiness, r, 


.uaini..}; thus en^-a^'cd wi 


h various part.jers 


for 


nliout Icn }•. 


trs. In the n,e 


nti...e,hol.udsoldhisfar. 


n, but in 18 IS, he 


|mr 


chased anolhcr, located in ( 


lay 'J'own.ship, on ll.c line 


of Itnnne (\.unly. 


.ml 


>nc mile Miu 


h of Ka^dc Vill 


;;e. The .Mercantile enter 


rises, in which he 


.nd 



been en-a'jed, were not ns prnfilable as ho hoped lo find tl.e.n, ami after pur- 
chasiM;; the seennd far... he resu...ed his fnr...cr oecupatinn; but in the fall of 
l8.-,i;, he a-ain e...h:irked iu ...ereantile pursuits, this time at Zionsvillo, Hnonc 
Tn., Ind., where he dealt extcMsivcly in wheat, etc., with varied success. Three 
years later he located i.t Lebanon, in the same cou..ty, where his wife died in 
I8(i2. A iiftlo ...ou.id in the cemetery at ZIonbville marks the last ri'stin;;- 
place of this noble Christian woman, one of the pioneer wo.nen of Clay 'i'own- 
sl.ip, and one whoso life was an eia.nple of purity. 

After the demise of his wife, Mr. Harden tetur.icd to his former hot.ie in 
Ohio, where, two yciirs later, he WHS n secfM.d time married. There he pur- 
ch.-Lsed n (iir.n, upon which he passed the rciaJMiler of his life. In February, 
187!., his netive life closed iu death, at the a^'o of seventy -seven yairs, and he 
reposes in the dreamless sleep in the ccnetery at Zionsvillo, Ind., beside the 
wife of l.i.< yn.it h. In life, bnth himself and wife were devout Christians, and 
nften traveled as far as ten miles lo attend the services nf the sanctuary .luring 
.he early days nf thoir residence in Clay Township, and both died in fellow- 
ship wi.h the Christian Church. 

Mr. Harden was one who had few enemies, and nil who knew him recog- 
nized the manly principles that marked his career through life, and ho died 
l.o..ored and respected. 

The fruits of his first marriage were twelve children, nomely, William, 
Marilla, (ieorgc, Sao.ucl, Heaty W., Martha, Mary, Jobu W., AdisoM IV, jMil- 
ton. Culvert ond llorriet, of whom Harriet, William, M.lton, Martha and John 



lAMKSG. McSHANK. 



.Jaiiief 
nuary ! 

:;:., Mr 



M.Shane, of Clay To 



..-y, Ky., 



s and Theodisia MeShane. In 
10 with his parents to Indiana, 



MeShane, then a young boy. came 
llan.illon Cou.ily on the farm where he now lives, and where hi 
iMtinuously all his life, or rather, for fiftyOve years out of tl.i 
L! b.is lived. Mr. .MeShane's parents both died .it the old homo 



day. 



MeShane's boyhood w.is pas.sed similarly lo that of other boys of his 
ie attended the wi.i.er sossio.is of school when .here was a.iy, and 
.nade the ..lost of .he very meager advantages for obtai.iing an education. 

and successful man. His inclinations in early life led bin. to adopt the voca- 
tion of farniing, and, as an evidence that he was not mi.stnken in his choice, wc 
call the attention of the reader to the fact slated above, that he has lived con- 
tinuniisly tin fi/ii/firr i/ems upon the farm which his father entered, and upon 
which he was taught lo love the business he finally adopted os his life voca- 
tion. On the 24th of .November, 18-I0, he was united in marriage to Mis,s 
Martha .1. Silvcys, of Clay Township, llaiuibon Co. She was born in Marion 
County, Ind., and was left an orphan when i|uile a young child. 

Mr. MeShane is a man of .|uiet and retiring disposition, not seeking lo 
push himself into the notice of his neighbors, yet he is known and respeeli'd 
all over the county for bis sterling integrity and industrious application lo his 
affairs He has served as Con.raissioner of Hamilton County, and filled that 
position with fidelity and to the salisfoetion of his constituents. 

Mr. and Mrs. MeShane are members in high s.anding of the Methodist 
Kpiscopal Church, and are regarded as worthy and exemplary Christians by all 
who know th-^.n. 

Mr. MeShane belongs lo a class of people who arc rapidly passing ..way. 
to whom the rising generation owes much for the many comforts they enjoy. 
Arriving here, as he did, when the nnw fertile country was nearly a wilder- 
ness, enduring all the priva.io.is which fill to the lot of the brave pioneers of 
every country, he has been ever active to aid in the advancement of various 
enterprises, such as churches, schools, roads, etc., calculated to make lifo nioro 
OTJoyablc to the present generation than it was in his day. Let us hope ho 
may l.ve many years yet to see the continued progro.ss of the country ho has 
done BO much to make what it is to-day. 




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Res.of ISAAC W.STANTON. Clay, Tp, Hamilton. Co. lt4D. 



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DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 



T N llic year IH'J2, lliuniltM,, County was f.irmcl, a.nl, owii,;; to ll.c l.i.k , 
1 r.ifilili.H al till,' present county Mut ( Nolilcsvillr). Hu' first session of Hi 



I!o^ 



of C.i 



hM : 



tl.o l.i.k of 
Mn of i 
usoofWni. Conner, 



lloliiwiir.' Township. Tliis was tlic pla.-c dcsi'.-nale.l l.y an net of tlie (icncral 
Assiinl.ly of [n.liaim, approved January 8, MiT.i, for lioldin}; tlic Circuit nnd 
all <p|licr eourts of llainiltnn County, until a court, liou.so more Buitaliln could 
l,c pn.cured. The first session of the board was held on Monday, May 12, 
1,^2:1, and one of the first acts of this body was the subdivision of the county 
into two townships— Delaware and White Ilivcr. The boundary lines of 
Delaware Townsliip were fixed as fiillows: " Ordered by the board, that all 
that part of the county lyin;; south of a lino drawn from the most easl- 
wardly boundary of said county, runnin- with the line dividin- Secti.ms 1 . 
and -IW, Township Ifl, north, until it strikes the most westwardly boundary, shall 
be laid' oir, established nnd known by the name of Delaware Township." Af 
this Bcssi.m, it was ordered that Ocorf;c Kirkendall and James Willison be 
appointed Overseers of the Poor for one year. In the following August, the 
board appointed Kdward M. Dryer and (ieor.-e Wise to serve as Constables m 
this township. The first township ..Hirers uer.> .■l.'et,.d in I'Vbioary, 1^21, in 
pursuance of an order ..f the b.iard I., tb.- elleel that an eleet...,i be h.l.l at 

the h.M.se of William Hush. 

Kron, the territory ori.-inally assi^-ne.i t.. Delaware, the (..wn.b.ps of ball 
Cre.k nnd Clay were or-anized in is:!:'., leaving the boun.lary lines of Dcia- 
ware in their present shape. 



AIIRIVAI. OF TIIK KillsT SETTI.KIIS. 
The first family of white persons who made perman.nl .sett 
Hamilton Cunty was the family 
known as the old William O 



c. Her 
the first 



(arm, in the year 1818. He moved 
here on pack li..rs,.s from Connei^ville, Ind., accunpanicd by his wife and 
thr,... children. His wife died a short lime sub.se.|Uent to their arrival, and 
was burie.l by the In.lians, in a burying-.-round Whn^ing to lb 
e..fiin was made of puncheons, fashioned by the Indians. She 
white person buried in the county. 

Mr. Shirts pre-empted the land on which he located, feline secure in l..s 
p.,Rsession ; but, sh..rtly after the date of his scttli'inent, John Conner, of Con- 
nersville, Ind., went to lirookvillc nnd entered 1 ,:iOO ner.s, ineludin- the land 
whiib Mr. Shirts ha,l selected for his home. The latter then moved to what 
is n..w N..blcsville Township." 



Conner came U) the townsliip at » very carlydate, and formed matri- 
ilh a 8.|uaw of the Delaware tribe. lie opened a store about 
of Nobb'svillc— his stock eonsistin:.? of the articles most in 
d by liis dusky neiKhbors, It w.s stated that when the Indians came 
trade, they were paid in part for their furs in whisky. They were 
eh article as it was s.dd to them ; a -allon of 
anil its cpiivalcnt in fur imme.lialely taken ; 
:ie furs were nil taken up. Mr. Conner was 
1 of marked peculiarities, lie was a success 
lulfiZei^i^ ^^n nsasiieeessfnl trader, nnd nlwnys had ati abundance of prod] 
uce in his bnrns. For years aOerwnrd, his farm was the K-ypt of new settlers, 
who cnmo to him to buy corn while they were waitin;; fiir their own rcecnily 
cleared fields U, produce a crop. TImse who caino without money were the 
d the corn, to be returned with.mt interest from their 
for the corn were told to go 

•d from this l.icality to iho 
iM wife Inll.iwed her tribe 



Wi 
nial rclnli. 



r...piired by him 
whisky would be l 
llicn another, nnd 
erprl ■ 



favored ones, a 

first crop. Those who came with the money to pay 

„l.,.u.bernforit.wiih the ri^mark that " ihcycoul.l | 



■cscrvntion. Mr. Conner subsc.|Uently married n while Indy. 
a li).lorlc«l ikol* >•} "'. *■ ■'■ "'"■"■ 



by tb. 



of liruil 



of the tribe 



The Delaware Villa-c was located on the west side of White River, and 
on the south bank of Dry Run. There were three ].rairics in the vicinity, 
where they cultivated corn. They were well advanced in civiliiation, nnd 
coiislrueted their dwelliiif;s of lii(;8, af>cr the manner of their white successors. 
Their villa-e wa< burned durin- the war of 1812, and the charred remains of 

B e of ibeir liouses were all that marked its sit« when the first white settlers 

came, in 1818. It was never rebuilt, but for many years the Indians hovered 



around tlu 



■tabic 



A lar;;e spr 



nei;:liborIiood was 



n favorite resort, and they indul-ed in frcpiciit drunken revels at this point, 
nfier consigning their weapons to the keeping of the s.pinws. After their 
removnl, immigration was encouraged by placing the hind in market. William 
Hush setllcil in 1819, nnd cleared a farm, upon which he resided for a number 
of years, but finally removed to nnothcr locality. 

In the latter part of 1821, or early in 1822, Jonb Brooks came to the 
township with his family, and in November, 1822, entered the north half of 
Iho northwest riuarler of Section H, Township 17 north, Kangc 4 cast. George, 
I'eter and Michael Wise settled on the southwest (|unrter of the same section, 
in September, 1822. Silas MoffitI came in November, 1823, nnd resided for 
fifty years on the farm which lie then entered. Charles Lacy, William Wil- 
kinson, licnjamin Mcndonhall, John S. Hcaton, A(|uilla Cross ami John Deer, 
all entered land in the township in 1822, nnd all resided on Iho land which 
they entered. A settlement having then been fairly begun, there were .tbers 
who followe.l Boon ; nnd by the year 183G, there was not a Bcction of land in 
the township upon which no one had come to reside and make improvc- 

Thomas liarron came in July, 1823, and was f,.llowed in 1.824 by Col. 
Daniel Henlon and Thomas Morris. Abraham Williams came in October, 182.'i, 
and entered the land upon which he now lives. Section 10. He is, perhaps, the 
oldest living inenibcr of the pioneer community of this township. He was n 
soldier in Capt. Throckmorton's company, Kentucky Militia, during the war of 
1812, and is now 81) years of age. 

The ncit settler after Mr. Williams was James Heady, who came later in 
the same year. 

The full list of settlers from this date until 183(i, will be found in tho 
following roll of pioneers ; 

George Metsker, b'cb. 2.5, l,82n; Thomas West, May 27, 182(1; Dav 
Dawson, Nov. 18, 182(1; D.irotliy Heady, Sept. 2(5, 1827; John Kiiiier, Jan 
1, 1828; Jacob Kinzer, Jan. 1, 1828; William Slater, Dec. 1(>, 183(1; 
Alexander Mills, Jan. 18, 1831 ; Isnno Itallingcr, Aug. 3(1, 1831 ; William 
West, Aug. 30, 1831 ; Samuel Carey, Nov. 2G, 1831 ; John Fclps, Nov. 2C., 
1831; Eli Felps, Nov. 2(i, 1831; James Willinnison, March 12, 1832; 
John Green, May 2G, 1832; William Mcllvain, Juno C, 1832; Alexander 
Rovard, Sept. 8, 1832 ; Isaac Jessup, Sept. 27, 1832; Peter West, Oct. 11, 
1832; JosephOreen, Nov. I, 1832; Samuel Hoekett, Feb. 2, 1833 ; William 
iMurphy, March 27, 1833; John A. Shnfcr, Aug. 17, 1833; Sylvnnus Cnrey, 
Oct. 3, 1833; William Fultz, Nov. 2, 1833 ; Humphrey Irwin, Dec. 0, 1833 ; 
Ancil Reach, Dec. 20, 1833; Conrad Griiiillc, Dec. 23, 1833; John Scott, 
Dcecniber, 1833; David Redwino, December, 1833 ; Mark Heady, July 18, 
1833; James Hooper, Feb. !1, 1834; .Joseph I'lllcr, Aug. 12, 1834 ; lObcnczcr 
O.sborn, !*ept. 15, 1834; Aaron Osborn, Sept. V>, 1834; Unnard KUcr, 
Sept. 24, 1834; Vincent Heady, Nov. 22, 1834; William Irwin, Nov. 2C., 
1831; Eli.iah Rrock, Deo. 22, 1834; William l!obert.s, Dec. 23, 1831 ; .lames 
Farley, April 20, 1831'); Reuben Stinson, May 21, 183'); (icorgo Kirkendall, 
July 11, 1835 ; MoscB Mills, Oct. 21, 18.35 ; Alexamlcr Irwin, Oct. 24, 1835 ; 
Zebulon Hartman, N.iv. 17, 1835 ; Matthew Kirkendall, IXe. 22, 1835 ; John 
Dorrah, Doc. 24, 1835; Jacob Fausclt, Jan. 13, I83ii; Robert llanna, Jan. 
13, 18.31!; John Deinorct, Feb. 8, 1830; David Negh.y, Fob. », 1830; 
Chnrles Stephens, April 20, 1830; Ezokicl Mills, Juno 30, 1830; Snmuol 
Fnusott, July V6, 183G. 



lU 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



KAlll.Y KVF.NTS. 

Siflnoy Swift Sliirta wna tlic first wliite male cliiid linrn in tlio townsliip. 
Tlic |ircci™ diilc nf liis birth is not known ■, liut it is Hiou^lit that he was hnrn 
in the year 1S18 or 1S1!1. Laura l''inch, Ihc first female while ehilil, was 
imrn in that jtart of Delaware which afterward became a jtortion of Nobles- 
ville r.nvnship. 

The first brick house was erected by William Conn.T, in 1S2:!, I he brick 
used in ils construction beiri!; manufactured from clay on bis farm. The 



ek house 



i Ibis 






by Silas Monill 
8an,cycar. Th, 
. The Coin,cr 

, 111,- .Mnffitl bou 



3 mill nf Jacob \V1 
as haul,..! for -rin. 



ISl'7 



the third Iv 



IUSC9 are still well-pro- 
is now owned by the 



n-. W 



Marion County. 
Iliam Conner was 



Occasion- 



ally, he t-round corn for bis nei.^bbors ; but this was ,h,ne as a special accom- 
modation, and the cxlensifin of llie favor dcpcmled alto-etlicr upon the luimor 

The first road was surv.-yd fn.ni Winchester, Ind., to intersect ,i road 
rutiniii- frim Conner's firm In liidiini.ip.ilis, and was known as llio Winchester 
,V Ii.di,map..lis .Sti.le roa.l. 'l-lic lirst e.iunty roa.l was cut out alon- Cool 
Cre,-k. with Noblcsville as ils terminus. [n loeatinfc a road of Ibis character, 
it was .usi.miary to cut three nolehcs in the trees alotif; the route, to di.slin- 
;;Mi-b it from a " nci^hliorbood " road, the latter bavin;,' only one notch in the 
trees aloii- iUs cour.sc. Thus, when a traveler saw a road of the former de- 



n- Ira 



I lie survey., 
were found 
Thus, by d^ 
surveyor.-, I 
ber of year 



^l,„.„.l . 
■|)und su 
lived ils 



the ( 






but, as the township bceanic settled, portions of the road 
ind included in some one's patent, and were fenced in. 
rel was forced to take the line prescribed for it by Ibo 
en leii the traveler inly u;;ly marshes, and it was a num- 
le road was improved to such an extent as to make it 
f the year. 



■ywasoflheaneienltype. Its capacity was limited, 
■ of the settlement in which it was located. It 
avelin- so far as the Wbilin-cr Mill, hillierln the 
is seltlenienl. Several years lali-r, he added a saw 
ry, and be^'an to utilize the timber about him. 
'cs becatne popular about that lime, and be eon- 
e. lie sold the mill to Ainasa Bond in l,S:i!l. Mr 
o r. trr Wise fi S.nis, who opcr.ited it until it out- 
,s ab.in.loned. The frame of the old mill is slill 

■ctcd a saw-mill in 1H:1:I- III, on the bank of Cool 
rcsidenee of lion. W. W. Hooker. lie afterward 
ic fiir wheat and one for corn. The flour ran from 
liicb it was carried up stairs lo the bolter, which 

only operated for n few years, lis .'Mr. 
in the same site. The latter is a frame 

iplicu with the best mill 



ateil 



'as operated by hand. This mill was 

t was purchased by dames Mendenhall 
orcbased it from Mendenhall. lie o| 
I .loseph IlarbauKh. Kioin liim it pass 
amuci John, dames Kvaos, ll,..„-^e He 



The first scliool in the township was lau;;h( 
cabin on the farm of Abraham Williams. It « 
rona;;o of Mr. Williams and Joseph Eller, who.se 
Two years later, the residenta erected a Bihoolhoii 
ns teacher. This waa a township achool, and 



tuini;; ni.aeiiinery. 
!l, W. W. Hooker 
years, and sold it 
in of Jesse John, 
ind from llobcrt 



ion. Mr. Lynch won 



1 Ihe winter of ISno, in a 
conducted under the pat- 
ildren were ils only pupils, 
and employed a Mr. Lynch 
' maintained by a general 
inracnts, and conducted a 



good school. The next scboolbouse waa built in 1837, ami was known as the 
" Farley Sehoolbou.se." Jolio.son Farley was the teacher. In the following; 
year (18.'J.H), a school was taught by Joseph Gore, in a lop cabin on the farm 
of George Wise. These were all subscription schools, and the educational 
system of llie township was conducted on this plan for a number of years fol- 
lowing. The present system of public schools was inaugurated shortly after 
the jiassage of the law [iroviding for their cslabliabment, and, one by one, each 
di.slriet in the township w.is supplied with ils school and teacher. At Ihe 
present lime there arc ten districta in which school is taught, the terms ranging 
from six to nine mouths a year. 



lieligious services were conducted, in 1829, at the hou.sc of Mrs. Porolh; 
ilcady, by Hev. Hay, of the M. K. Church Kevs. William Way and JobI 
and .lacob Jliller were also among the ministers who conducted services. in lie 
township prior to the organization of the church. The Friends held meet 



ings at an early day, in the western part of Ihe township, 
sileofCarmel. 

OrgiMihnlhn i,f Ihr Frirmh' MrrHng.—iMe in the year 1833, about 
twenty Friends met at the hou.sc of Jacob Cook, in the norlheasleru part of 
Clay Township, and proceeded to organize a monthly meeling. Immediately 
after organization, they purchased of David Wilkinson three acres of ground, 
on the east side of the road, and north of ('armel, upon which they erected a 
log house of worship. They occupied this building until the year 184.'), when 
Ibcy replaced it by Ihe neat rrauie bouse in which they now worship. 

This society was originally attached lo the Fairfield ^lonthly Meeling, 
and the White Mek Quarterly iMecling ; but, in l.S3t, it was established as an 
independent monthly meeting. It is now in a flourishing condition, with a 



I hold rcli; 



'■.,„frni„ 



by W. 1). Honker, 



ducted tin; 
small class 



White was Ihe I'astor in cbai 
them the necessity of ereetin; 
year, a modest frame huildiii 
" White Chapel," in honor o 
hers, who united and perfi.rt: 
crate expense. From that li 



in-ospc! 



members, 
held in n 1 
creeled for 
it w.is oceas 



ehuich i.. 
has been 



New 111! 



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183(i, llezekiah Smith, a local preacher, began 

ho w;i3 also a local preacher. Sir. Hooker con- 
louse, and in the summer of 1837 or 1838, a 

the " Farley Sehoolhou.so " until 18.52. Uev. 
go of the circuit at that time, and urged upon 
■ a house of wor.ship. Hcfore the close of that 
; was cnmpleti'd on Section "»3, and christened 
' the I'astor. I!y the co-operation of the incni- 
led the labor, the ehureli was erected at a luod- 
ne to the present the church has been uniformly 
the pastoral ( 



r Hev. H. I!. I'owell. 
rganized in 1818, with about n dozen 
ly Hev. N. Gillam, and the meetings were 
cabin opposite the store of Klijah King. This building was 
ilacksinilh shop, but had then fallen into disuse, except when 
ally occupied for the services of the Methodist KpLseopal Sunday 
h was organized before Ihe church. For a period of two 
■ting's of the class alternated between ibis building and a building 
art of the town. In 18.-)0, Ihey erected the present house of 
rmel.at an expense of $8110. U was dedicated by Hev. Haiumel, 
charge at that time. The present nicmbersbip is fortv, and the 
i-r the pastoral care of Hev. William I'arr. The Sunday schocd 
larly niainlained since ISI7, during Ihe summer. At the last 
an average atleiidance nf fiOy scholars. 

In,, M,H„„lis/ Ki„;,.„i,„l ('l,„rch.-\ class was organized at 
IS early as 18.52 or 18.53, and held regu 
her of years; but, in the course of lime, some of the leadin- met 
away, and Ihe class was finally left without a minister. In'"l8i;7 
was re-organized, and since that lime meetings have been held i,', 
Church at New l.rilton. The class now has between thirty-five and f, 
ten HIS, „n,l ,s un.ler the pastoral care of Itcv. II. U. I'owell. Sj.lney Ci 



igs for a num- 
lembers moved 

in Ihe Ilaptist 



'" Mrlho,i;,t A)„'.<co;,o/ Uh„rch.-\n 18; 
1 clas.s in the sehnolbousc at 



n. Rev. n. I). 

Station. There were 
inal organization, and the meetings were held in 
In that year, the society purchased the ground- 
I ibs incGlings arc now held. This building was 
nd Ihe upper story purchased by ibe Masonic 
'- U. D. I'owell remained in charge of the class 



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Dlii.AWARE TOWNSHIP. 



115 



Itcall, 



(.'maincd one yc:»r. 
cnijiincd one }'car, and was succeoJed in 
It I'aslor. Tlie cliurcli now hns a niom- 
llic present cliiss-lcadcr. In 1S73, n 



tlirec jcarn. lie was succeeded by It. 
Itcv. I, J. Itlioads, the next I'ustor, rcniai 
1S7!P by Itcv. R. B. I'owcll, the present 1', 
bersliip of fiOecn. Henry Fislier 
Sunday-school was t»r;;anized in ce 
maintained ever since, durin;^ tlie SI 
.about forty .seliolars. 

h'ry„/„r linplhl.— iW r.-ular Maplist Cburdi was or-anizod at New 
Hritton, in 1S(!4, by KIders h. I'.lers, W. Tliompson, W. W. Hranilon 
iind 1'. Keeny, with ton eonslituent members. The meetings were bclil 
in the Relioolhousc nt New lirillon until the year 1S7(I. In that year, the 
society erected a frame li.iuse of worship in the suburbs of the villaLre, at a cost 
of 81,1(111. It was ijediealed by Ilev. John T. Oliphant, the I'aslor in char-e 
nt that lime. Kev. Oliphant was succeeded by liev. John Kinder, who 
remained four years. His successor was Kev. Thomas Calhoun, the incsent 
I'aslor. The church now has forty-four numbers. The church officers arc as 
follows : G. W. Arthur, Clerk ; Joseph Puim and It. C. Walker, Deacons. 

Unllcl Jhnlimi.— This denomination orpanizod a class at New IJritton in 
ISrtti, under the miMisiratinn of Hev. Henry Moolb, and held meetings at the 
6ehoolhou.se for eight years. In 1.S74, they erected a fiame house of wor- 
ship, ca>t of the village, in which they met until 1S77. In ihe spring of that 



The lodge is in good working order and good financial condition. The present 
number of members is seventeen. The officers for 18HII are as follows : T. 
N. Williams, W. ,M. ; George W. Uoberls, S. W. ; C. S. Underwood, J. W. ; 
\V. H. nixon. Secretary ; I'elcr McKinstry, Treasurer ; J. S. Uoberls, S. D. ; 



\e church, and has been ! James Ueinier, J. D. ; W. H. Olvey, Tiler. 






rebuilt. Jle 



larcnowhi'ld at Ihe liaplisl C'bu 
.\. C. Itiee, William Lau.lig'is t 






..l/./A.— The mill Iwo miles norlh of Carmel, on the jpike, was first 

'nioVed to Ihe .site which it now occupies, and 

. Jelfri.*. One year later, J. R Davis sold 
which lime the business hns been ennducled 
employ four men at the mill and three leain- 



perntion by I!. ]{. HiatI 
It was subse(juenlly l 
passed through the hands of va 
purchased by J. R Davis and 
his interest to W. JellVies, sine, 
by the Jefi'ries l!r ithers. They 



(•„nnr! h„l,/r, No.Jfil, I. O. 0. F.—U now working under virtue of 
charter granted by the Jl.ist Worthy Grand Lodge of the State of Indian 
June 10, 1872. The ehartir-lnembers of Ihe lodge were: J(dm K. Warn. 
Jonathan W. .Moffill, Jacb II. ,Moon, Sylvanus Carey, Jesse A. Uallar 
Knns Nobb't and Ira l'..well. The lodge was instituted by D. W. Sehoc 
D. ]). G. M., a.ssisled by the following-named gentlemen, who aotid as office 
for the evening: D. W. Sehock.G. M.; N. I», I.evin.son, G. W. ; Jnhn lluntc 
G. Tre.as. ; E. II. Hall, (i. Marshal , I. C. Ilursl, G. See. ; II. G. Kenyo 
G. Guard. 

On the evening of in.-lilulion of the l.idge, J. F. Null and K. 11. Kir 
were made mcnd.ers by inilialion, and Isom Wickersham and W. J. Ilawkii 
were udmitted lo mcmbershi]> by the presentation of final cards from their r 
fpcetivo lodges. The following gentlemen were elected by accliimalion I 
serve as offi.ers for Ihc ensuing term, viz.: J. W. Moffitt, N. G. ; J. H. Mooi 
V. 0.; V. 11. King, Sec.; W. J. Hawkins, Trea.s. The following office 
were then appoinled : J. A. Hallard, W.; J. V. Null, 0. G. ; Tsom Wickc 
sham, C. ; Ira l'..«HI, 11, S. N. G.; J. K. Warner, h. S. N. G. ; Sylvani 
Carey, li. S. V. (i. Hy a vole of the lodge, Thursd;iy evening of each wee 
w:m adopli.l as the lime for holding iho lodge nreelings. The building i 
whi,h the h.dge roo„, is h.cated was erected by a jr.inl-sloek company, with 
special view lo the aeeommodalion of Ihe Order, which controls a largo sliai 



stcrs, nnil saw an average of r),(HMI feel of lumber daily, which Ihey sell nt 
Indianapolis. 

Oirmcl .)ril.—r\m building w.as erected by Simeon Hawkins in 18.')l, 
for a wagon and carriage shop, and was operated as such by him for about five 
years. He then sold lo William Ilcdgecock, who sold liio cslabli.shment to 
D. M. Connell about a year later. lu the spring of ISriil, it was purchased 
by D. W. I'alty, who conducted the busine-s until 18112, when he enlisted in 
the Union army and closed out hia wug.m business in Carmel, but retained 
pos.se.«sion of the property until I8G7. It w.is then purcha.sed by H. M. Gray, 
anil used by him as a rcsidcnco. In Ihc spring of ISOH, the building was 
purcha.sed by I/. G. Carey and Isaac Uoberls, and in the summer of that year 
was converted into n grist mill. It w.is furnished wilh two run of buhrs nnd 
new machinery throughout. It was oper.Ucd by Carey & HoberLs for one year, 
ut Iho end of which time Jlr, Uobcrts sold his interest to Knoeh Dixon. 
About two years later. Ij, G, Carey purchased the interest of Knoeh Dixon, 
and operated the mill niono for several years. He sold it to Frank Cooper, by 
whom it was operated two or three years. Mr. Carey died in the mcnnlime, 
and Ihe mill was sold lo satisfy a mortgage which was given by the purchaser, 
iMr. Cooper. Mrs. I,, (J, Carey became the owner of onc-hnlf of the mill ; 
the other half was conveyed lo Setli Green, who transferred his ccrlineato to 
T, l<;. Carey. Mrs. L. G. Carey then .sold the other half lo W. I'. Dixon and 
T. K. Carey, It has since been opernled by Carey & Di.von. While it was 
in the po,=sc.ssion of L. 0. Carey, the mill rec. iviil an adililional run of buhrs 
and a new bolling-eloth, making it a first-cla<s custom-mill. 

/V.J,r,\ Sl„/,:„i Ftnur!,,,, JWA— This hnihling, which is located cast of 



the Indianapf 
Mock withdr. 



•u iV Clncago Kiilway, was 
lill, by George Hamilton am 
1 after, leaving tlie mill in 
w and sold them, conlinnii 



ith Ihe 



of Mr. Ilnmillon, 






■lor, W. G, l„.wc. The 
corn, and liasa capneily 
?uslom-mill. 



The 



• Ihe officers for the pn 
V. G, ; Jacob H, Mr 
Treas, ; William liar, 
nilh, I, G. ; l':n.,s N.dd 
I, L, S. N. G, ; Williai 



artivc membcrshij. ..f sixty-one. The fol- 
sent term : J. T. McShane, N. G. ; Edwin 
m, II. S. ; Silas Clingensmith, I'. S. ; J. K. 
Id, Ward.; J..lin A, llain..s, C. ; William 
I, O.G.; Samuel I'. M..b.n,M, I! S. N. G.; 
i; M.)rrow, It. S. V, G,, KoIhiI T.i.hl, 1,. S, 



V, G, ; G. W. Ward, It, S. S. ; Chcsler Tingle, L. S. S. 

Il.imilinn h»l:r, AV /J-'W, A. /■', if- A. M.~\»nnvi working under a charter 
granl..'d May 22, 1877. nnd signed by Frank S, Devol, Grnn.l Master. The 
lo.lge was first organized uniler .lisiieuBati.m February II, I87l>i with the 
r.,llowinR charier menib.Ts: llillory Silvey, H, 1', Casletter, J. S, Uobert-s, 
William McKinslr.-y, Granville Olv.'y, T. N. Williams, John Harrison, N. G. 
J.ihrison, Jacob Casteller, A. T. Heady nnd Cyrus Underwood. The first 
officers of the lo.lge wore as follows; llillory Silvey, W. M, ; li. I'. Casl..tler, 
S. W.; J. H, Uoberls, J. W. ; William McKinstry, Treasurer; Granville Ol- 
vey, Seerclnry ; T. N. Williams, S. D. ; John Harrison, J. D.; N. 0. John- 
son, Tiler. 

lieforo Ihc lodge was organized, the Masons individually subscribed to the 
erection of nlodge-rooni over iho church, which was erected in 1872 or 1873 
and Iho first nnd all eubscqucnt meetings of the lodge were held in this room. 



This 
half of I 
Section 



THE TOWt 
ivas originally known a 



wn as Uelhlebem, It is siluale.l on ihe w.'st 
it .|uartcr, and the west half of ihe n.irlhw.-sl .piarler of 
ip 18 n.,rth, Uangc 4 east, an.I the cast half of Iho 
nd the east half of the northeast (|uarler, of Secti.m 
irlh, linngo A east, and is located partially in Dehiwaro 
Township, Th,; original pl.it was mad.. <m tho Kith 
by J.ibn I'b.Ops, Alexan.l.T Mills, Daniel Warren and 
lined lourlcen lots. A.hlitions lo the original town were 
ma.lo as follows ; Five lols on Ihe cast si.l,. of Main street, nnd south .d' tho 
original plat, by S.imuel Carey, August it, 18l!l ; by \„ib,m Hawkins (eight 
lolsj, July 18, 1857 ; light lols by Isaac .J. Bah's an.l J, II, Davis, and Wil- 

l<i"^""'8 A lion by David Wilkinson, November 211, 1875, At a s,.ssion of 

Iho C.iunly C nn',s,si.niers, in March, 1874, a petition was pr.'senl.'.l by iho 

citizens of itethleln'm, praying that iheir town be authorized lo hold an ch'c- 
lion for incorporation, nnd ihc f.nmiT name of Ihe town bo substituted by 
of the p.ist office. An el.'..tion for Ibis pur- 



:i5. Township 
an.l parli.illy i 
day of April, 
Sell. Green, ar 



Carmel, that being then ihc i 



peso was orde 



21st of March, 



^74, 






three for 



meorporation, and twelve against. 



Ihlrly- 



TME FIRST FRAME II.1IISE, 

18,18, Thomas Mills erected a frame house on the lot now occupied by 
sidenceo of David Kinzor, This was tho first frame house in thovillam 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 

rncc liy pcvernl fmnilii 



it liiij become vory i 
who used it fur iiro' 



sed by Willia 



IH5I), purcnnncd 
ticiw iiiicrntcd. 



EAUI.Y MKnCIIANTS 

I838-:J1>, by P,)i 






Shelby- 



The firat store was opened 
ville, Ind. Tliey cl.ised out tlieir buaineas within two or tlireo years, and 
removed to anoliicr locality. Ilalncs k Harvey wcic the next meiebanls, and 
oponi'd their nloro in 1S43, in the lop; buildin;,' fijrruerly occupied by the 
Shclhyville 6rm. Klijah Kin^ came to the villa^'c in l.SICi, and opened a htorc 
in the building' recently vacated by Haines iV Harvey. He was assneialed 
with Wyley & Little, oflndiaiiapniis, and afterward with Drumm ,V Anderson. 
In I8t:i, this firm rcniovcil ibo old lo^ building, replacin;; it with the suh- 
Btantiai frame bouse, in wliiob the present mercantile csUiblisliment of his son, 
F. H. KinK, is conduelcd. After the withdraw.al of Messrs. Drnmm & Ander- 
son from the firm, Mr. King associated Carey & Jcssup with him. He sub- 
sequently purchased the interest of these gentlemen, and formed a eoparlncr- 
ship with his son, J. IC. King. In 18112, he purchased the interest of his 
son, and conducted the business nlono until 187;'}. In that year he ndniitted 
his son, I'". H. King, to a partnership, and in July, 187!t, withdrew from 
active business, by placing the store entirely in the hands of his son, by whom 
it is now conducted. 

Among other early mcrebanlsof the village were i;ian, and Alfivd Urnwn, 
who come in 18.")ll and opened their store in a hniiding ea.l ,.f the store of 
Mr. King. They aubsi'ipienlly removed to the corner now occupied by L. J. 
.'^mall's drug store. Tlieir stock was linally purcha.scd by Mendcnhall & 



Ketiyon , 



-d a slo 



1 the building the 



ted by Me 



About th 
his stock about two years 
James .Stanley opened a 
and conducted the drug 



cro the (Jriffin Brothers, who kept a store in the 
years later, they sold to Alfred Urown. Joseph Ita 



. Mr. llamlalls.,Idoi 
; store In the buildii 
e until his decease. 



about two 
; recently ' 



urey 






til purchasi 
irs later, at 

on then nn 



drugs; V. II. 



chased the store, and conducted it several years 

Stewart Warren and from him to iLs present proprietor, L. 

present business firms of the tjwn are as follows : L. J. Snta 

King, dry goods, boots, shoes, etc. ; A. T. Je.ssup, dry goods and groceries ; 

l>avid Kinzcr, dry goods and groceries; J. 10. King, groceries; physicians, 

l>r. J. T. MeSbane, Pr. M. (1. Harohl, llr. I). Carey, Dr. M. II. Carey; Dr. 

Wdliam Krost, donlist; blacksmiths, Harohl & Haines, It.ibert Itinford ; 

shoemakers, M. L. h(mg, A. I'eacoek ; K. Craven, barne.-s-niaker ; Harold & 

Green, tile manufacturers; C. W. llawurlh, proprietor '-Star Hotel;" 

William Null, undertaker and furniture dealer ; Calvin U.ind, undertaker 



Ida 



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Carmel I'ost 


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nscsia 


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841, and J 


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cey 


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appointed 


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kept 


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nn 


the Clay 


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Stanlon, 


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ni Itrown, A. 


T. Jes 


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Mr. Warren, 


the prc'enl 


I'os 


mnstc 


, w.is np 


ointcd 


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and has 


ser 


ved continuously sin 


e Ibat 


time 


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One of the first bhicksmilhs in Carmel was Joseph Hileher 
shop in the east part of the town, about (ho year I8">0. .1 
Itichard Oeorgo opened shops nhinit the same lime In IS.'iT, 
came to Carmel and purchased tbo shop of .loseph Hilchcr, wh 
at the trade for a nunibcr of years. Ho snbse.pienlly renlo^ 
Main atreol, where ho is slill engaged at tbo trade. 

In 18rill, Henjamin Dall located at Carmel and erected a 



the \ 



ofi 



i town 



ad .loh 



, who opened a 
ohn I'atty and 
Isaac Koberls 
ere ho worked 
•ed bis shop to 

wagon-shop in 



In the winter of 185 l-Bf), Simoon H; 
wagon and carriage shop in the cast part of tbo town, where they eonducUd 
tbo business about one year. At the end of thattimo, Mr. Hawkins retired, 
and Mr. Patty continued the business another year. The eslahlisbment was 
by I). W. Tnlty and W. C. Kane. Mr. Knno subsequently 



'he villa 
It i 



. of the 



of New Brillon was laid out by William Itrandon March 8, 
ituated on Ibe soulbwest r|uartcr of Ibo northwest t|uartcr of 

;inal plat by .Sydney Cropper in May, 1872. W. H. Cyrus 
made the second addition to ibc village in April, 1871. 

New Uritton is a station on the I., V. k C. 11. 11. The business of the 
town is conducted by the following firms : S, Triltipo. roslmasler.and dealer 
in general merchandise, grain, etc. ; blackMnllhs. V. L. Ilanaha, S. .S. Helms ; 
shoemakers, Kearey & Casletter ; physician, Dr. F. A. While. 



nsllK.R's STATIO.V. 




,iB is 8 slali.m on the I., I'. & C. II. R. The village was plait 


ed by 


iel Fisher, ibe ..riginal owner of the land ujion which it is situated 


It 


vidol into town lots by him in June, 1872. 




,e busine..s men of ibe village are as follows: W. II. Dixon, 


I'ost- 


r,nnd dealer in general mciehandise ; W. H. Mock, dealer in groc 


ries; 


Flanagan, dealer in groceries and drugs; Miss OIlio McChevncy, 


agent 


& C. It It 





HON. WILLIAM W. IlOOKKIt 
of William Hooker, n native Knglishman, \ 
I of w.altby parentage, about the year ITii.'i 

circumstances very unpleasant, 
an age competent to do the dnti' 



,e Knglisb army. Without ev. 
(whom, in fact, be never nflc 
cd from Ibe land of bis birth t 
1 of American iudepcndeuee. 



bin 



his 



The tic of allegiaii 
cred, and the bonds tl 
a safe refuge and a pcrmanimt odo[ 
for liberty. 

The war of the Revolulion en 
Sappel, and sctlled in Kast Tennc 
father of the subject of our sketch, 
age, William I), en.igratcd frmil V 
about Ibc age of twculy-two, he w 
just across the Stale line into Indian 
that they slill procured their water 



y. At the first 
he shackles whic 
le country that 
>d bin. an unwill 



ilier, while spending 
twelve other young 



a pri.soner, 
I help conq 



ssivc slave to the arm of 
unity olVercd, ho deserted 



lirn birth now 



the eolo 



,vho 1 



■ Hgh 



W , of whom ' 



asloflh 



idence bci 



, young Hooker inurried a i^liss Nancy 
., where, in 17112, William D. H.ioker, 
born. When abmil seventeen years of 

■d Miss I'bebe Idings, and then moved 
rrilory, their residence yet being so close 
n tbo Huckeye side of the line. Iiatcr, 
as the " Hig Walnut Level," in Wayne 
!l, removed to the banks of Fall Creek, 

present city of Indianapolis. 
as born at Ibis pioneer homo April 14, 

till IHIili, the family then permanently 

ying the eonndencc of bis fellow-eitizcnfl, Mr. William D. Hooker, in 
selected one of the Assoiiate Judges of Hamilton County, and again, 
a nuunber of the Indiana Legislature. 

am W., the son, like other young men of early days in tbia county, was 
cipiircd to labor earnestly during most of tbo year to help clear away the forest 

nnter covered the extent of his school advantages; and, alas 1 wo know too well 
low inade'(ualo thoso advantages. Cnder opjiorlunitics, then, «» nnfavorablo, 
Ulo could wo expect tbo youth to educate, except in the siinplo rudiments of 
'iUglish and except in tbo light of a determined spirit to brighten up and 
evclop through the influencca of observation and tbo grand surroundings of 



Advancing to young manhood, ho thought to cngago in mercantile pureuitfli 
and scoured a Bituation at WcHtfiold,in WnBliington Township ; but, not meet* 



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AfUT iwcnty-acvon yci.rs c.f Unify wwiilod life, Mrs. Hooker departed tliis 
life Aiigu-t l!fl, ISTf), deeply mourned by a loving homo circle and by nil who 

Mr. Itonker Imn never adhered to any specioi religious theory, is not r 
nienilierorany religious denoniinafion, and yet is a decided believer in an over- 
ruling I'rovidence. In poliiics, he wa.s born and reared a Whig. Remaining 
wiih that party till it-i demise, he then joined the Itepublican parly, voting 
twice for the immortal Lincoln. In IHfiS, declining longer to vote the Repub- 
lican ticket, be has since acted independently. Thus acting in 1878, ho was 
nomin.ited and elected to the State IjcgiMlaturc .jointly by the counties of 



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farmer of llamillun roiinly i.s of I'rencb descent ; his 
ng emigrated to America to e.^cape religious tyranny and 



two ye 



lie was born in the Stjite I'f Ohi 
July .il, IHdli, and was the fourth 



iJ in the county of that Stale, bearing 
now resides, lie flrxt saw the light 
and fillh child of Nicholas and Lydia 



They were natives of New Jersey, but emigrated early to the Stale of 
I'ennsylvania, and from there to Ohio, about the year 1798. At the age of 
thirteen, John, with his father's family, moved lo Ilutlcr County, of his native 
State; here continuing lo live until his final removal to this county, in 1845. 
lie scitleil, at that time, on land purchased from the Quvcrnuient, still retain- 

one time, upward of .".III) acres, all in Delaware Township. Some 220 .acres | 

,Mr. Dc ret was united in marriage, September ',), 1824, to Jliss Hannah , 

,Jolin,.laugbterofl';ilis and .Margaret John. She, too, was born in 180.3, anda i 
native of Hamilton County, Ohio ; her paren's having been natives of the Kcy- 

Thc Johns are of Welsh origin, and lirst came to America with the I 
rc-nowncd William I'enn. 

Mr. n. has one brother and two sisters living in this State, while Mr.s. D. 
bad two brothers and one sister, emigrated from Oiiio to this Stat«, the latter 
to .Marion County, all of whom aro now deceased. 

The fruits of the union of Mr. and Mrs. Demoret have been six children, 
four girls and two boys, their names being as follows ; Mary, I.ydia Jane, 
Margaret, VMr.n. John Michael and Jacob Edwin. 

Three of theM are yet living — Lydia Jane, Margaret and Jacob H. — the 
latter now living upon the old homestead, having retired from a lucrative legal 



Mary was the foimer wife of John K. Fausset, of Madison County, and 
died many years since, leaving a ilaiiglitcr, who is n iw the wife of John C. 
Kimbcrlin, of this (Delaware) township. 

Mr. Demoret received his education in the common .■schools of his time. In 
politics, is a Hepubliean. ISoth he and wife arc members of the .^letbodist 
Kpiseopal Church, ba\ing united with that church (|uitc a third of a century 
ago, and have proven themselves earnest, efficient and faithful. Venerable pair I 
Kro the completion of Ibis historical volume they will have passed fifiy-sii 
years of happy wedilcd life. Imlu.strions in habits, frugal in management, 

largely of material wciillh, but have won the respect and love of the iBasses 
that surround them. 

WILLIAM KINZKR. 

The suhj.'Ctof tbissketeli, William Kinzer, was born .May 27, 18:12, and 
is the eldest sou of John and Ruth Kinzer. 

John Kinzer, father of William, was a native of Highland Co.. Obi,.. He 
came to this county in 1828, settling in Dclanarc Townshi| 
of bard work as a farm band, aided by close economy, ho w 
a homestead. About the close of the year 18:ti), he was united in marriai'e to 
Miss Ruth Wilkinson. They at once .settled upon the homestead Mr. Kinzer 
had entered, and began a life of inilustry and happiness, spending the remain- 
der of their lives in this home, and amassing consiilerablo wealth. There were 
born to them .seven children, viz., William, Mary, David, Jacob, l,ovi, Sarah 
Ann and Ira John — all of whom are still living within a fi'W miles of the olil 
home, and all are in easy circumstances. All are married except Ira 
John. One remarkable feature of this family is their temperance record. 
No one of the name is, or ever has been, addicted to the use of tobaccn 
in any form, and they are strangers to even the taste of spirituous or 
malt ii<|Uors. Such a temperance record is rare in Indiana, and mi<du be emu- 
lated by many who are more pretentious than aro Iho Kinzcrs William attcn.led 
the winter sessions of the district schools of his day, and improved his opportu- 
nities, yet be is rather a man of experience than of hook learning, being a keen 
observer, industrious and practical, therefore successful. 

On December 111, 1850, Jlr. Kinzor's father died. William took bis place 
in the conduct and management of the farm, and continued as hi'ad of the 
family till the death of his mother, which occurred March 12, IHliO. The 
family continued lo live together until the marriage of William to Miss 

Maria Ann Mendenhall, May 10, 18(1:1. One son was born to them 

Kdwin Irving— who is still living. Mrs. Kinzer died Dec. 14, ISOiJ. 
After her death, Mr. Kinzer continued to reside on his farm with his tenants 
till his second marriage, June 2, 187.3, at which time ho was joined in wed- 
lock to Miss Nancy Jane Moon. Four children have come to bless this union 
viz.-. Albert, John, Henry and Mary Jane, all of whom aro livini'. 

Mr. Kinzer has lived over forty-eight years at bis present home, following 
the vocation of farming, and bis handsome home, well-managed farm and 
happy family, arc monuments to his industry, oennomy and good judgment. 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



FALL CREEK TOWN^SHIR 



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' nt lliodi-pisal of purcliasnrain ISL'll-^l. Visili.rs cnuic rnira llic K^st mid 
■,,„„^ I, S.i.,ili.-r>,in- hdrno.son (lie fcrlilr R.il ol' [ndliii.n. si.mo of ilu-iii friends of 

,_,,„„,,,,.,,„ M,i.|ii_,i,„i „r ll„' InnM and tlm civllizi.lion of ll.o lnwn«lii|.- In tin- jvar 

,,„xT,,u„. 1--'' ■'■""'■■^ lir""n, .1. -i.il Hunililos, ThnmnH I,ni.'kc)- and .I.din II. all, 

„,■ ;^,,, ,i,,„ .nt.r.-.i lan.l in .lifTcr.iil [larl', ..f lii.- (..wnsliip, nnd in.slitulcd ini|.r.iv,..in.-nls al 

,l||,,„,|„,„ ...ic. Jolin and I.s.a.' II. I.,,-. Jani.v Mnrrcr. .IanH'« l!r..»-n and Al.sal„m 

.,,-1 L.ilo Scd.T. i-anio in IS27. I„vvi. (1^1... l,„ni Garrcit and Is..ni H.in.l L-anif in 

• n, I,, ll il"' I'lll" I'lrl "I'llif """>■ i^-'T. da.-..b l''aiisct cnftTod a Iract „f land in di.' 

,„ ,1,, ,,.,„r "inl.r ..f ISJH, an.l in April, |Sl';i, cam., will. I.i<. faiuilv t.. tli,. new In.nio. 

l"ino I.. "ll,.; ! randly in ihf fall of ls:i(). H^iry Hcav.-r, Just,!, H^nH and William I!r.,«n 
lli.WLMVc-t. j came in Ihc same year, ca.d, l,,ivin- cnler.'d land in ISLM. Tl,.,m,is Arnoll 
S nnill,, llan-.- 5 casi ; i entered a tract nf land in l.S'J.i or lSi;«, and leased it. The tenant ..eenpie.l 
n.l clear..! al,.,ul twelve nen^s. Tlie lea,e wa^ sold at C,,,,.-!,,. 
ras pnr.'ha-e.l l.y .lai'..l, I'nns.^l. Mr. Arn.'tt ea„,.- 1., live ..„ 
II, an.l r.'.iml.ur.-.d Mr. Fau.s.'t f.,r his outlay. 11.' r.>,.l.'.l ..,, 
a short tin,.' I,cr..rc the late war, wh.'n he re,n..v.'.l I., I'.ul- 
I>as-sc.l the remain.ler of hi.s life. S,.l.,m.,u l!,.w.',». .)a...l, 
l.in^el and John T. Kinnaiuan inlcrcd land in Ks:!(l, an.l .s.'iile.l ..n ih.ir 
si„,A,-,;, soil, .VM, «.MMt..„UM.s. r.-spcclive iraet-. in 1S:!1. William MeKinflry caaie in July, l.s:fj. an.l 

I,.' pii.iMp.l .Mr-an,, ll.,ws in a .l.'Vioiis e.,nrse lhr.,u-h the . ™ter,xl land, but w.is unaMe to cmplcic his cabin nn'il IS.!.), il.' s.tll.'d ..n 
,..„ .,1 III,' lo.vi.ship, r.'ceivin- the wat.Ts of Flat K..rk at a I '''* '•'""I '" ""' .V'"-. ^"'1 l"--" licen a resi.l.'nl of the township ,'ver sin.e. 
.; Mi.d Ci.'.'k (h,w.s from n..rtl,.'ast to .sonlhwe.st thr.,u-h •'"''" ''■ "''I'""' ''''i''" M'^^'an, (Jabrl.d Wrl,L-hl. Samuel .M.,.,n. ,'<a,nu,l I'al- 
1 , <:,!,. 1 f,,,.k flows in a parall.'l eourse thn.u:;!, the wesl.'rn '^■''"""' •'"'"' ^^'lu'lrhel, .lohn Ka-.,n, Wiliiam ami 11,1^1, Dnke, [■■ran.is 
i„ll,i'i,r,' .uil, .M.I.I I'.vrk al il,e s,Miihw,..t e.iin.r of ,■<, e KhiM'-'vv....d all. I .N.iihani.'l Harnes settled in th,. year l,s:i2. Nathaniel Harm's 

.-iinr..l l.u.l in l.s:iil or l,S:U, an.l Kmieh McKay, liis.s.m-in.Iaw, setth'd ..n a 
,.' \i,i„ily ..r Ih.s.' slr.iuis is a li.'l, l.,.„ii, m.u.' or 1, ss iuler- 1"'^''"" "'''''" I""' '" l'"- fall of ls:i:t. Mr. MeKay enl.r.'.l a Irael of laml 
, a,i.i ill" Miila,',' il, ilirs.' I'H.iliiirs is of a L;,„lly uudnlalin- i '" '^■"' »'"'^c '"' '"liH resides. The s.'ltlers of Rubseipiciil years w.'r.' as 

,1, liii,. oal.ii.ii .Ii,,i„,._-... I ,.., p.ali'.os of the township | <■"""">; 

1 yi.lds cxccll.'nt \ 1 W:i:i-L)avis Wh.l.hell, ,Ia,n.'s Lewis, John II. Itull.rfield, Thou.as 

i Kssary, John lliimhlrs, Aluaham Watenuan, Muses Wri'.;lil. Ja.'ob Al.'X- 

and K.linon.l S. Wyalt. ' 

-Thomas an.l James Hill, Tho.nas Clark, N.'l.son llrowu, Isaac 

"'■ >^l''l<' ^-'"l" Is in Ihis township, have ' IValher, Jonathan MeCarty, John Miller, Thomas l.rdnum, Pamu.l P. 

I positive a.'curaey who was the lirst to p.'u- i Setters, IMeasant H. Humbles, .Miebacl Souders, I,cvi S.'llers, Hal.lwin I'ar- 
inau-uralin- the stru-i;le wbi.li terminate.l si'us. I.Iardiner and Joseph 0old8n,ith. 

,' an.l .loluraucc over the ol.staeles wlii.h 1 h: ;.■,_,] olm Cloud, Absalon, Ilaekcr, Jann-f, Webb, Sanuicl I'ur.lum, 

,\s early as the year IS21, Framis Kin.aid Ki'Jil Wri-hl, Charles I!. Whclehel, John Olvey, I'elcr Flana;;an, Frederiek 
iiiiprovenienls on the lan,l whi.h he s„l,s,.. l,.,u.', Christopher Sellers, Davi.l J.mes, Davhl I'ruiii, Sainue'l Silv.'ster, 

I ''.V s lli.il Mr, Kin,'., ill was till' lirst Willi.im Kinnaman, Simon I.un.l, JIalthew K, Clifton,' Jonathan riirsous,' 

' "'^'■''■* "'■ "" "' 1"'"""> '" '""'■"' '"''" "■■""■". f^""i"cl liiiioks, Itenrv Clark, Thomas Ci.'kniore, Martin Wel'- 

l.,,i,k of F,.ll favek, li I a. .'.'U„is, n,.t .h,n, Jonathan l.unsford, William I'ilkenl.m. 

,' latter f;e„tl.uiau ,ssupp.,rl., I by W,|],an, 1 8:il!— lleirry I,. Itureham, Oeor-c W. Harnes, Jaru.'s W'eese William 

wn- I Krandon, Newell Wripht, Noah Canlw.'ll, Fnos .Mor^-ar,, Itiehar.l Kinnaman, 
ll a Thomas Dunearr, James Fells, Alonz.. I). Sherman, Williairr Martin. 

l)y the last. named y.'ar, Betll.'meuts had been m.aile on ev.'ry section id- 
land in the township, excepting the sixl.'.nlb seclion, whieh was sit ai.nrt as 
school property. 

chanKca of the enunlrj have rend. 'rid obsolete. The prineipal import i,f the 






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on Iris farm, uiril I .lo not tjlink that his i,nprovem.'nt could have been, at tl'ml 
linre, less than two or tl,r.'„ years ol.l. ,Mr. Colfee l.ild nre their b.rw long be 
ha. I been livio- oil his laud, but so many yars have pas.sed siiree llriil lime. 



oine.l by two n.'i-hbors Saii,u,| llalli.hiy ami James MeNult. Itiehnrd 
lurry, Abraham Helms and Francis Whelehel .setiled in tlio following year, 
ii,.l in 1825 each entered the several fraets of land which llicy cultivated for 



OTIIE 

,ve by experiment that their 



enable, and the lan.l was placed ' throat. Aa 



phmeers was lo hunt lire "ame then so abumlant, aird in this all eu-a^.'ll lo ii 
greater or less cxient ; but amon;; th.-iri all there was perhaps uonc'"wl,o were 
BO llroroufjbly enthusiastic over a proposed hunt as Knoeh ,MeK„v : and 
certainly none who bore away more substantial evidences nf skillful ruarkmou- 
ship. lie still livej lo lell tiro lalo of his cxploiU) as a hunter and Irapper, 
and takes -rcot dclipht in doing so. Ho narrates one incident in whi. h \w 
f.mnd hiluscir at close quitflera with a deer. Ho s.vs : "I shot an.l wounded 
-" old buck, and then advanced upon him with the intention of culling his 
rang upon my woun.led prey, he rose up with mo, and g..t his 






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FALL CHEEK TOWNSHIP. 



slru;:;;lc', ami siiori butli frl 
instaiuly, nnd j;ras|icH liis 1 
iiiy liuiiliii^'-knifc. I iniuli 
tlie middle of llio blade, an 
ward bcruro I knew that it 



iilaliout which I wore. Wo had a desperuto 
It in opposite directions. I rcjj:ained nij feet 
with one liaiiJ, while with the other I clutched 
iroke at his throat, but broke my knife about 
irected several blows at the saiue point after- 
broken. When I made this discovery I be;;an 



snwin;: at lii."* throat with the broken blade, nnd Bnally succeeded in scvcrin;^ 
the jugular vein. The (i^ilit was bipoh over, and I lind a bif; 6ve-pron;^ed pair 
of antlers and u splendid lot of vnison ns trophies of the eonr|ue.st." Mr. 
McKay tell.s of a novel and deadly bear-trap wllich be once set. lie says : " I 

n hollow lo^' which he would have to pa.ss, and I determined to use this ln^' for 
a trap, and capture him without f;ettin<; into his embrace. I put a piece of 
venison into the lo;;, aiol set my gun in such a way that it would he discharged 
as Hoon as be touched the meat. I then went away to await the result of my 
scheme, and about 6 o'clock in the evcnin;; I heard the explosion which I 
had expected. I repaired to the spot the next mornin;; and founci that it was 
OB [ expected, a ' dead .shot.' I took him home and had a fine lot of bear's 
meat." His fondness for tiic chase has followed him tbroutrh life, nnd, when 
the advanein;; civilization drove the wild animals from their former haunts, he 
followed the trail, and has made several expeditions to thi' fastnesses of the 
West and South, hrin-in- back the customary testimonials to his skill. 
Altbou'^h a great hunter, he never allowed his fondne.ss for sport to interfere 
with his work. He cleared and improved the farm on which he now lives. 



The hrsi road w.is surveyed along Kail Creek, from Indianapolis to I'endle- 
tnn. before this township hecaine 8cttle<l. Uobcrt Knusct say.s it was a wcll- 
dcfincd road when his father came, in 1829, nnd had evidently Ijecn traveled 
for several years This road followed the course of the creek, nnd fell into dis- 
use within a few years, from the fact that a more direct route was Iai<l out 
between the two points. The new road wa.s .surveyed through the extreme 
southeast part of the township. The course of the old ro.id has been materially 
changed in recent years. 

The Orsi store was op.'ned by James Davis, in lS:i.-.. It was situated on 
the farm of Thom.is Arn.'lt. There was but little cash in circulation, and the 
merchant exchanged his gootls for farm profiuee, which be c<uivcrted into more 
goofis with which to replenish his stock. .Samuel Arnett opened a store in the 
east part of the (owusliip about the year 18;!7-'IS, and, a abort time sub.se- 
• juently, Wesley Helms openi.'d n store near the village of Olio. 

The lirat bhieksmith shop was established by Samuel Harri,«on, in 1834. 
He carried on the trade in connection with farming, and manufactured hoes, 
ami sharpened plows. 

The first carpenter was James Patterson, He erected a number of 'barns 
in the township, several of which are still standing. 

The first frame house w.-ls erected by Thomas Arncit in IH.'I.S. In the pre- 
ceding year, he erected a frame barn. Ili.s house was a superior structure in 
comparison with the homes of his neighbors, but soon they began to follow his 
example, and similar buildings were erected in various jiortions of the town.ship. 

Mr. Arnett also introduced an improved breed of Viwine when he settled in 
the township. The swine most common in those day.s were known as "long- 
uo/.cd j-ra/.crs" fir "elm peelers." Those introduced by I\Ir. Arnett were 



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The first mill was built on Kail Creek, by David Jones, in 1831. It was 
a frame building, and was supplied with the best mill nL.ichincry in use at that 
ilay. It was op rated for a number of years, nnd, nfler pa.ssing through tho 
hands of various owners, fio^vlly went to tice.ay nnd was abandoned. It was 
located about fifty yards from the site of the mill owned nt present by I. li. 
I.utes. .Several years later, Mr. Jones erected a mill farther up the ercek, 
superior, in some respects, to the Jones mill. In later years, Sberwin Jones 
built un additiim, larger than the original mill. The property pivssed through 

operatid by I. U, Lutes, by whom it was rented In 1879. It is a first-class 
custom-mill ; has a LeITel turbine wheel, and two runs of bulirs. It is known 
a8the"rieasant VaHey Mill." 

The first distillery was erected by Hartman & Rice, about 1840. It was 
sold by them to Thomas Jenkins, who operated it successfully for several years. 
His son fell into the still and was so badly scalded that he died. Tho father 
sold tho distillery a short time subsei|uently. 



The first bn<lge ovit Fall I'rc k was eon>lrurlcd. in IS.'li;, by Jncob l,ingel, 
John Brown, Samuel lirooks nnd Itolart Fauset. It spanned the cr.'ck a few 
rods north of the line dividing llnmiltou and i^Iaritui Counties, and was in use 
until 1847, when it w.as w.a.<hed away by a freshet. 

The first carding-mill was established by John Dnrao, in 1841, near tho 
site of the Jones mill. He carded w<iol, but manufactured no goods. 

The first threshing machine wa.s owned and opcratid by Henjamiii Murrer, 
in 1841. It was one of that clns.s known as "chall-pilcrs," and merely 

through a fauning-niachine. It was infcritir to the fine machinery of tii-day, 
but at the same lime a great improvenicnt on the method previously in vogue, 
of threshing by hand. 

Crops, in those days, were raised ns n means of sustaining life, and not as 
alt article of .sale. There were no markets for several years after tho settle- 
ment of the township began. For tho first year or two the piotiecr raised bis 
subsistence from a small piece of ch'ared ground, gi'ucrally about ten or twelve 
acres, while he was engaged in clearing the remainder of his farm. OUim he 

family ; hut tho bottom lands of Fall Creek were very rich, and yielded large 
crops ; and thus the earlier settlers of this township frcfiucnlly bad corn 

those who eaine with a scanty sup|ily of miuiey, to borrow corn from their 
older neighbors, returning bushel for bushel from their first crop. Few 



lat the 



raised but a light crop, the return of the even number of bushids was not ex- 
pected, and the debt was permitted to stand until tho next scas.m. Mutual 

The first election was held at a cabin on the farm of Francis Wbclebel, in 
1833 or 1K34. Francis Kincaid was chosen Justice of the rence. Tho 
voters — about twenty-five in immber — remained to learn tho result of tho 
election, and employed the day in leaping and other athletic sports. 

The first wbito child born in the township was Jlalilda, daughter of Hiram 
Coffee. She removed to the Slate of Wisconsin in later years, where she was 
still living at a recent date. 

It was stated by Davis Whelchcl, ]uior to his demise, that the first cabins 
were erected, ono on the south hank of Fall Creek, near the niimth of Thorpe's 
Creek, on the I.sano Helms farm ; the other on what is now known ns the 
.lobn Z. Patterson farm, where the tjreeuficid and Noblcsville Pike crosses 
Fall Creek, but he w.as unable to state who were the builders. 

The first death : At an early day two brothers, James and C'ollins Thorpe, 
.settled in the township, and in a short time tho wife of one of the brothers 
fell ill nnd died. They placed the body in n canoe, and, rowing to the opposite 
bank of Fall Creek, made a grave in the gruvcl-bank just east of the mouth 
of Tborjie's Creek. Cutting a slab from some of the '"nber around them, 
they covered the top of the canoe with it, and in this rude eofiin they c(m- 
signed her remains to the grave. Within n short lime after her death, both 
brothers took their fiimiliesand removed from the township, probably returning 
to their fitnuer hoiui;. 

The first corpse interred in the Kinnaman Cemetery was that of Mary 
Moon, a girl then four or five years of age. She died in 183t; or 18.37. This 
cemetery contains (me acre, and was set npart by John T. Kiimanian ns a 
place of burial at an early day. It is mw the largest ecnutery in the town- 
ship. The second inlermen', w.as tbntof the donor, J. T. Kinnnmnn, in 1843. 
The IJutterfield Cemetery, the linger Cemetery, and the Arnett Cemetery, 
wore each set apart in early days, by the gentlemen whose names they bear. 
The first interment in the Helms Cemetery was that of John F. Helms, who 
died in 1857. 



The fir 









in on the farm of Samuel llalliday, 
bably about the year 1827 or 1828. Itobert Fauset sljites that this school 
I in operation when his father first settled in the township, an*! was then 
ght by Jacob Kimberlin. The first cabin erected especially for B scbool- 
iso was put up in 1829, but was never completed, although it was occupied 

ras taught by 
nrly day, and 
pitpular subscription system. Tho school 
lands of the township remained unoccupied and unsold until 18.')8. The pres- 
ent system of free fehoola was established in that year, and houses were erected 
in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, C, nnd 7, respectively, all frarao buildings, Uctwecn 
this time and 1872, schoolhousos wore erected in Districts 8, 9 and 10. N'o. 



829, but was never completed, altho 
for school purposes during the summer of that year, and a 
Smith Qoe. A building was erected on the Arnett farm i 
a school conducted therein, i 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



crock'd in Di.xlrict No. 7, and conducted :i» a frradcd school for two or llirec 
terms, after wliieli llic graded systciu was discontinued. There arc now thir- 
teen districts in the township in which school is regularly tau-ht. The total 
nunihcr ..f school children is 5111. William Alexander is the present Trastee. 



religious meetings in the township were 
early as 1828, Rev. Allen Wiley preached 

was followed, in 182!), byUev. Charles 
S:!l. About the latter year, a class was 



Mrlhn,li>l Kpm:,j«iL—'?\\a El 
conducled hy the Methodists. A^ 
at the house of James Murrcr, at 
Honner, and by liev. Kairchild in 

or'^anized, with ten or twelve constituent members, and was attached to I 
IVndleion Circuit. The meetings were held first at the house of Jas. Murr 
afterward at Isom (larrctl's and Jacob Fausct's, and finally at the schoolhou 

In 1841 or 1812, the first chureli in the township was erected, on the fai 
of I'eler Staals, and was known as the " Slaats Church." It was a log bui 
ing, and was erected by a class which was formed partially from that orgr 

ized at the house of Janic3 Murrcr, and partially by aeccj^sions from other I StefToy. The church is in a prosperous condition, with 1 
sriurecs. In later years, the class united with the Fortville Church, and the I A..C. Ilioo ia the present Pastor, 
log building was lorn down. 

Meanwhile, the original class continued 
hou.sc until 18.'),">. In that year, they crcclei 
as " Kbenozcr Chapel." Ilcv. Nelson Oill 
McCarty aFsistant at that time. The chu 



follows: Itev. lilack (who Buceecded Rev. McCarty), Ucv. Spcllman, Bev. 
Carter, Rev. Blake, Rev. White, Rev. Benjamin, Rev. I'eck, Rev. D. D. 
Powell, Rev. Beall and Rev. R. B. Powell. 

The following-named gentlemen have acted as Class-leaders at various 
limes : Uriah Bell, A. J. Lcc, William Ilaylon, James Brandon, George 
Seymour. Henry Fisher, M. Harrison and M. S, McCarty. 

M.mnI Xion Umled Jirrilirrn Church.— U April, 1840, Rev. William 
Stewart and Rev. Daniel Stover organized a class of this denomination, with 
nine members, at the Barnes Schoolhousc. About the year 1842, Isaac 
Helms donated to the society a lot upon which to erect a church, and n log 
hou.xc of worship was completed before the close of that year. This building 
was occupied until 1858, in which year they enniplcted their present church. 
This is a frame building, 2(1x30 feet, and cost 81,000. The present m>inbcr- 
ship is eighty. Rev. A. C. Bice is the present Piu<tor. 

Brihirhrm United Jlr.lhren Church.— '[\m class was organized about the 
year IS.'iS, at the houso of Mrs. Crook, with twelve con.stituent members. 
Their present house of worship was erected in 18ri2,on land donated by Jacob 

bora. Rev. 



hold meetings at the school- 
littlo church, which was known 
was Pastor, and Rev. John 
W.1S dedicated by Rev. John 
iductcd. 



-Crook's class was organized by Rev. J. M. Oougli- 
I fourteen constituent members. As yet, they have 
no church, but hold meetings in the Crook Schoolhousc. The present number 
of members is eighteen. Rev. J. C. Miller is the present Pastor. 



Mrlh,,,!,:, 

erty, in March, 187;», w 



Hull. From that lime to the present, services have been regularly 

The church i» now under the pastoral care of Rev. T. J. KIkcn, and has a 

membership of twenty-five. 

Zion Mrihiil!»l Ei.hcnimt Church.— \a 18."iS, Rev. Metzkcr organized 
a elx^s at the Morgan Seho(dhousc, where the class-meetings were held for two 
years. In 1800, they erected a frame hou.so of worship on Section 33, Rev. 
John McCarty was the Pastor in charge at that time, and Uriah Bell, ClasE- 
Icnder. In the interval of (wo years which had elapsed since its organization, 
the cla.sa membership had increased to fully 100 souls, and the sebool- 



" (;r.,^ Ea;h " Fh. 
Nehcniiiih Brooks, and 
passed into the hands 
sold by them to the pr( 



LOCAL IMli:STHIE». 

miug Mm.—1\w building was erected in ISB.I, 
was operated by him ('or three or four years, when 
of Kinnaman, Arnctt .t Co. In July, 1871, it > 
sent ].roprietor, I. B. Lutes. Tho building is frui 
, and has twt> 



ns of buhrs, with n capacity of eight 
bushels of wheat and fifteen bushels of corn per hour. The mill is situated 
on Fall Creek, and the machinery is operated by the power afforded by that 
stream. It is a custom mill. 



house was inadcfpiato to their accommodation. This number was reduced by 
subsequent removals, deaths, etc., and has never been regained. The present > Thi; 

membership is thirty-nine. The Pastors who have served the church are as | ship. ] 



the 



OLIO. 

ime of a small hamlet situated near the < 
I one store and a blacksmith shop. 



of the town- 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 



JACKSON K!i«B,l npiiit u»nl■.■l..lral(M..n■n^.hi|liIl^^.Vl■llll.(■r,lSS.^,a^ which 
llni.- th,' .-..UMI)' w.ia .liviilcd i.iln niiio luwnships, hy or.lir of Ihn Hoard of 



of 
shi|. of Ihc nortlicni Hit of 
llumillon County. Ti|.ton C'ounly Ijnuml.s it i>n ihc iiorlli, Wliitc Itivcr 
ToWTisliip on the cnM, Nohlmillc nii.i WuHhiii;;toii Townsliips on the w.utli, 
anii AthiniH TownHhip on the w.st. The Mirfaro ia ccnirallj- fliil, hut is well 
drained hy lii- and Little Cieero, lliukl.'a and TaylorV Creeks. The soil is n 
rieh, lilack loam, with a substratum of clay, and produces ahundantly of Ihc 
crops common to this climate. 



" Who was the first while settler of Jaekson Township ? " has always been 
n mooted ((uestion. The oldest living settlers sny that the honor is due to one 
of three men, vi?.., Henry Jones, Willian. Taylor, or Mr. HUnchc, father of 
Ctd. lilanchr, of Kokomo, Ind., who came here as early as the year 1828. 
Henry Jones settled three miles west, of Cicero, on the La Fayette road, and 
creeled a lar^c loj; cahin, which he soon after converted into a tavern. As 
early as the year 1H:l(l-:il, the Li Fayette road was cjtensively traveled hy 
cnllle-drovcra en rfiutc for Cincinnati with live-stock. It was also the popular 
route for croif;rant trains, bciup the most direct line from Strawtown to 
La Fayette and the Wild Cat I'rairic; and from both classes iMr. Jones derived 
n liberal patrona^'C. Kvcn at an earlier date than this, the Strawtown and 
La Fayette road (or " trace") was extensively (raveled by emi-rants, who found 
the neareU tavern, west of .Strawtown, at the farm of George Hoxley. Mr. 
Jones kept tavern at his farm for a number of years, but subser|iiently sold out 
and removed to California. 

William Taylor setlled four and a half miles west of Cicero, and cleared a 
farm on tho ia Fnyetle roail, where he passed the remainder of his life. 

Mr. IJIanclio fluttled on the hank of Cicero Creek, immediately west of 
tlic prcacnl town of Cicero, hut Bubsequcntly removed to Howard County, 



Ind. 



B. Frccl settled 



In IHMl, Klijah Redman, Dennis I'ickcriil an 
within tho present limits of Cicero, and Abel Gib.son settled on Section (1. 
Isaac and Henry .Jones came in 1832 or ISii:!, and Jesse Kvans and Jefferson 
N. Kcdman came early in 18:12 or late in IS.H. Kach entered land in 
1832, oil Section 3."). 

David M. Anihony, Joseph Hndley, William ricketl and Jesse Beals 
settled near Deminj.', in IS:i3. Later in that year, the following named (,'cnlle- 
men settled in tho township, and entered lands in various localities : Hancil 
Harlholomew, I'ctcr Lawrence, Jacob Hadlcy, William liamsey, Levi Cook, 
Klihu I'ickett, James Fisher, Jacob Crull, Joseph Moon, John Countryman, 
Daniel liane, Samuel I. I'ickerill, Scjuirc Tucker and John Hatfield. After 
this date new arrivals were of frequent occurrence, ami we are enabled, from 
the record of the tract b.iok of the county, to pivc a cnn.|dete list of names. 
In the year 1831, land was cnlered in various portions of the township hy the 
followiuK persons: Sandford Sparks, Zeno lladley, John H. Iladley, Kli 
Hadley, Adoniah Tickctt, John Mullin, Robert lievcrlin. Jehu Reeson, Henry 
K Sow'irs William (iarretl, Isaiah I'ickell, Absalom Sumner, Wilson Rarbcr, 
Jolin Moo'ro, Henry Crull. John Miller, Jesse Oonsb, Moses Mori/., William 
llunner, Hiram Steel, John Slack, Thomas J. HarbauBh, Isaac Taylor, James 
Orissom and James Harahman. 183.-.— Asa S. Shnul, Jesse Kellum, John 
Bailey, J.malhnn Arnold, Levi Wheatley, Michael Shiel, Knoch Warman, 
Philip Rhodes, Thomas Parker, John Doan, Furrcy Moss, Aaron Cook, James 
M. Thompson, William Carson, George Klaepfcr, Samuel Klaei<rer, I etor 
Miller, Jacob Brewer, Jacob Ream, Isaac Mortj;, Reuben Kinder, I'cter Kin- 
der Oarrott Cruzan, Mead Fitzpalriok, John FiUpalriok, John Harrington, 
Isaac Ncwhy and Josiah Conklin, 183l!-Klli« Kvans, Alfred Redman, 
Joseph Sanders, George Haworth, Roland Burris, Noah B, Vick, Nicholas 
Zelt, Thomas Moore, William Hunter, Herman Jones, John Sl.nson Alex- 
ander Jonos, Zaie Roderick, John Little, Revel Kingsbury, Benjamm Clifford 
Bad Isaac Clifford. 



Isaac aufi Moses Martz first came to occupy their respective farms in Seji- 
tcniher, 1838. The land which they cnlered is situated in what is now tho 
suburbs of Arcadia, where both slill reside. 

Henry Willils came in the spring of 1 837, and purchased a porli(Ui of the hind 
entered by Klihu I'ickett. He lived two years in the town of Dcniiiig, how- 
ever, bcfor.' he pureha.sed this land. In 1S37, he erected a tannery at Doming 
—Ihc first in the township— ami operated it about fifteen years. He slill 
rcsiilcs on the farm which he pureha.sed in 1S3!I, soutn of Dcming. In 18311, 
William Ncal settled at (_'iecro. where he still resides. About the same time 
(or perhaps in the year 1838), acttlcmenis were made by Michael Winders, 
Henry (i.ischo, John Buscher, Christian Kauffmaii, Joseph Waliz, George S. 
Jacobs and Jacob 0. Bartholomew. In 1835, Micaiah Waldon, a colored 
freeman of North Carolina, came to the township and purchased a tract of 
land. Soon he was followed hy others of his own race, viz.: Dolphin and 
Stephen Roberts, Henry Wilson, Klias, Jonathan ami Hansel Roberts, who 
came in Ihc same year; Guilford Brooks anil Bryant Waldon, who came in 
1830, and Harry Winhurii, and Jameson While, who came in 1838 and 183!), 
respectively. In 1 8 1 1 , ihey creeled a church of the Methodist Kpiscnpal denoin- 
inaiion, on land ilonaled for the purpose by Klias Rohert.s. It was used as n 
church and schoolhouse, and services were eonduelcd by ministers of the West- 
field Circuit, About ISlil, o new church was creeled on the Fame lot, and at 
n later dale ihc congregation united with ihc Wcslcyans, by which denomina- 
tion the church is now controlled. Rev. Talbcrt ia the present I'astor. They 
assisted in the maintenance of the subscription school of tho.se days, and their 
children enjoyed the benefits. They proved themselves sturdy pioneers and 
skillful farmers, and have kepi pace with their while neighbors in the march 

E.\RI,V Iin.Mis, 
In the early days of eiiiigralion, the liio.st direct lino between two stations 
was the object sought by the emigrant, and Strawtown was, perhaps, tho 
most noted point on the line usually traveled by emigrant trains. Here they 
could find the provisions to replenish their supply and last until ihcy could 
reach the scltlcmcnls on Wild Cat Prairie, in Tippecanoe County. The 
most direct route between Strawtown and the latter point w,is indicated by an 
Indian "truce," which in time became a well-defined road, from tlie frci[uency 
with which it was traveled, but its course was rambling and irregular, as the 
driver would often bo compelled to make a circuit in order to ovoid a iniid- 
hole. About the year 1830, this road was surveyed by order of tho State, and 
was oderward known as the Newcastle and La Fayette Slate road. About the 

Townships HI and 211 norlli, and running west to Thornlown. It was known 
as Ihc Cicero and Thornlown Slate road. The Indianapolis and Peru Stale 
road was surveyed about a year later. It traverses the eastern portion of the 
township from north lo south. In the course of lime, these all became good 
roads, or at least good (Plough to admit of travel without danger to the occu- 
pants of vehicles who traversed the routes. They placed Cicero in communica- 
tion with the outside world, and played no inconsideruble port in cslablishing 
the early prosperity of tho town, for a location on tho great public highways 
of that period was scarcely less beneficial lo a town llian a location on one of 
tho railroads of lo-day. 

Between the several neighborlionds of the town-hip, roads were cut out 
through the woods to serve in facilitating communieation between the neigh- 
bors. Subscipicnt surveys changed the course of some of theso roads ; some, 
however, remain nearly oa at first located. 



To supply a want long felt in tho settlement, William Taylor erected a 
rude mill at an early day. It was operated by two or more horses, bitched to 
levers in such a manner as to lurn the stones as Ihcy traveled around, grinding 
the wheat into a coarse flour. Like " the mills of the gods," it ground slowly, 
but it differed from those mythical institutions Id tho fact that it did not 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



' f^rind exceed 
■npncily. it ne, 



Al(lioii;;li priuiil 
it ni'verllioless proved n benefit 
kful. Trior to tins, (licy were c 

t the jTitr ISIlit, Jonntlm 
lielow Itic town of Cieer 
■jiter utilized to furnisli pi 



ic in eonalruclion, and limited in 
o the settlers, for wliicli they were 
uipelled to make long journeys to 

I Cicero Creek, 



in llic trip. 

Arnold erected n mill o 
A d;uu was eonstructrd 
;r for the mill. The h.tl 



Ge 



1 mill in l.S:i7 or IS.'W, o 

it.s motive jiower from Cii 

Portions of the frame 



the first scliool wn.i tau^ht, probably 
wliieli then stood in llie wood.s— for ll 
I" be. On tho farm of William Tnylo 



operated 
3 Tucker 

north lino of llic lown.ship. It also 
Creek, and was <ijicrated]as a prist and 
remain, but llie mill has Ion-' sineo 



n little lop cabin, 
then a thinp yet 



Mart?., and, about t 

of .Jacob Stehman. 

Tlir>e sebools 



lo meet tin 



xpensi 



of Ci 



ra.'j uiauc \ip hy suiisenption. 
ol under the school law of l.Sjl, was ere 
[) a few years thereafter oacli school dis 
vided for. The i)iiblic sciioola have prttvc 



is'iui.'ied 10 Ihc eommuiiily, by whom they are cheerfully supported. 
(■,;■.,■<, Il!:/li ■V./zoo/.— The buildin;: was erected by the Corporation Trys' 

ill I.STII, at a cost of 8iri,fMI(l. It was not completed iinlil ISli), althoup 
.III Has (aupht in the meantime in the first and second stories. The schoi 

first piiided in the fall of 1H7(!, nt which time 0. II. IJlaeklidpc w. 
af.'c<l as I'lincipal ; ,S. T. Dunham, Teacher of the (Grammar School ; Mi, 



III Mi! 



iuna Itray, Triu 
ill March, 187H 
A. (■umuiio''s, 



I for tha 



closed March ,'), l.MSd. Mr. Sisson was 
ed by S. T. Dunham, (.rauimar .School ; 
C. II. Dale, Primary. The hi-h school 



Kirsl V.ai 


-I'-irst Ti'rm 


— AIl 


■bra, rhelori 


and phys 


lid Keoprapby. 


Second Term - 


Alpebra.rbct. 


rie an 


astronomy. 


■bird Tern.^ 


-A In 


■bra, rliet- 


.Second Y. 


,r-I-ir'st Tit 


m— (i 


.imelry, nal, 


ral pbilosop 


ly a, 


1 Knylish 


liieralurc. Second Term— 


eiimeli 


y, natural pli 


osophy and 


natu 


d history. 


Third Term— 


I'riponomelry, 


chcni 


slry, pramma 


(reviewed; 


aud 


arithmetic 


(reviewed,. 














The school 


is free lo all re 


^illlMlt 


children ; no 


• resident pu 


pilsa 


re charged 


a small luilion 


fec-from ?1 


lo?l. 


-, per month 








Arr„.li., ( 


;,,„h,i S,l,.,<, 


. — In 


IHII!!, tho T 


iwnship Tr 


sten 


recleJ ono 


Hory of (he ,ii 


■sent buililiup 


at Arc 


adiil, and a st 


>ek coinpan 


add 


d the sec- 


ond story, (bus 


making four 


arpe, c 


lodiiius s 


hoolrooms. 


The 


first term 


was t;in-ht In 


he fall of 187 


.wi'thC.T. Ships 


., Principal, 


in wl 


ieb capac- 


iiy be aed'd fo 


two jears. I 


issue 


ce.s,sor was U. 


H. McKin/.i 


, wh 




three years. .1 


. A. Williams 


u was 


nexlenpaped 


as Principal 


and 


lad eharpe 


of tho school 


one year. 11 


s succ 


cssor, K. II. 


Itoudabuso 


also 


aupht one 


year. M. Shi 


Ids look char;. 


ein tho fall of 1S7I 


, and conducted Iho school 



until the close of ihc term, in the spring of IHSH, 

The school buildin): is a neat brick Blrueiiire, it 1x10 feet, with a vestibule 
lOxlill fed. Tho cost of the building was 8.".,(HI(). The nvorapc allendanoo 
of scholars is ino. 

Ilmnn IV..M (In,,!,,! Schm,l.—l\.i' H.iena Visia |.ublio seboni building 
is a brick odiBco, fiOxUO fcot, nnd is situated iu iho southwest part of .tho 



xpcns 


of 8:i 


iOtl. and conlai 


s four 


2511 .SI 


.olars. 


In Iho tail of D- 


7.^1, M. 


, assis 


led by 


Mrs. KIsic n.iys 


in tho 


winter 


of 1H7 


;-77. M. T. SI 


iel was 


staup 


It the I 


alcrmediale Depa 


lUICIll, 


- the 


Icrm K 


iih cloK'd in the 


spring 


ssislcd 


by J. 


A. Mallbews am 


.J. C 


.bcr, 1 




1 closed in Marel 


, l.'^.SII 


C. Slcrrctt, Pr 


ncipal;.!. A. M: 


Ithews 



town. It was erected in 1875, at an 
schoolrooms, with seating capacity for 
P. GoodykoonI?, taught the first ten 
lower department. 

The third gr.ide was added in the 
the Principal at that time; M. l-',. Philli 
and. I. C. Sterrett, the Primary. Dur 
of lS7:i, M. T. Sliiel was Principal, 
Sterrett. The mxt term began in Oe 
The teachers during that term were : J 
Intermediate, and Henry Hoads, Primary. 

The school is divided into three grades, viz 
and primary. The average altcndanco is ninety scl 



M.,:n,l rirnmni M.lh«l!st Episcnp.,! Clnirch.—^\w class was organized 
in March, ISIW, at the bouse of Wilson Darker, with the following conslitu- 
eni members: .Icssc (;ou;;li, .lanes liishop and wife, .Joseph Sanders and wife, 
Klijuh Huberts and wife, Mieajah Waldiin and wife. Hansel Itoberts and wife. 
Wade Roberts, Harry Winburn and wife, Wilson Barker and wife, Thomas 
I'itzpalriek and I-ec I'ilzpiitrick. The clasa-mcelinga were held nt the houses 
of the various members for several years. Subsci|uciitly, they erected a log 
church on land donated by .Joseph Sanders, on the bank of T.aylor'a Creek, 
and the services of tho chiirch were conducted in this house until ISCu. In 
that year, they creeled iheir pres, nl house of worship on the farm of U. V. 
Noble. The elmreh is in Cieeni Circuit, and since its organization has never 
been without a regular pastor. It is now under the pastoral eare of Hev. W, 

about the year 1814, and is now conducted during the winter. 

Clc.io M'lhu,i;>l /;/.iseo/,.i/ r/„/ir/; — The Mi.tbodistsor-anizi.d al CiiiTo 
in lS4:i, with forty-three conslituent members. The meeliiigs were held in a 
house that had been erected for a residence, but subsei|Ueiitly fitted up for a 
church by Dr. William Cliflbrd. This building is still standing, on the corner 
of liuckeye and East streets. The class worshiped in this building for a 
period of four or five years, then at private houses, and later at the sdiool- 
houso. In 1854, they oreelcd their present house of worship, at an expense 
of ei,5lin. Hcv. .J. V. II. Miller organized the class, and Itev. M. P. Arm- 
strong was the Pastor in charge when the ebureli was begun. He, however, 
was transferred lo anolher field |irior to tin. completion of ihe building, wliich 
w,a3 dedicated by Uev, Samuel I-amb, then Pr'esidiiig lOlder. Since the organ- 
ization of the class, Ihc following gentlemen have served as Taslor, in .addition 
lo tlio.se mcniioncd heretofore: Itevs. Jlilion Waynian. Ilezikiah Smith, 

.1. 11. Tansy, Nelson Gillani, .Jaiob Cozzad, Michael I'tlaik, .J. C. White, 

Hoback, Samuel C. Swazey, Richmond, Michael .lolinson, Thomas 

Stabler, .1. C. Jlelzker, N. D. Shacklelbrd, .1. II. Sbaekleford, laekson, 

Charles Disbro, .1. W. Diellendorf, T. II. C. lleall, I'. A. Pish, Freeman, 

D. D. Powell. The church is now under the pastoral care of Rev. W. II. 
McKaig. 

ArouV.i M,-lhn,h\l /.;,„V,-.,,,„M7.i,r./,— In 1SI18, ibe .Metboilists orpin- 



■d a class I 



Aren 



Ihe fill 



in ISb!) purchased their present liou.se of 
about 181)4, by the Kvangelieal Associal 
the .Methodists. Hev. Charles Disbro 
remained two years, and was snceceded 1 
Beall followed Mr. Curry and continued in 
Rev. Kreeman, bis sueeessof, remained 
Rev. W. H. McKaig, the present Pastor. 

Kriiiytt (Vio/icMI!ucna Vista).— The Mclbodisla had a class al liuei 
Visin prior lo the year 18117, and held meetings at Ihc Union Church uii 
that building was sold. They had, however, no regular pastor. In 187 
Rev. Curry wiLs assigtiod lo this charge, and, during his relation with ll 



it preacher, lie 
Rev. Curry. The Rev, T. II. C. 
rgc of tho church for three years. 
years, and was succeeded by 



eliurch, the membership 

Union Chure 

the purchase 

that they build a church of 

Jyosey, and work was begun i 



creased from fill 



to 



sold III the ] 
ey, and Pli 



nty.l 



When the 
one-third of 



s, tho .Melhodisis 

:ig, one of their members, suggeslei 

A lot was purchased of George W 

"litizens of iho town contributed liber 



ally toward tho building of tho church, and ?4ni) of the iudobtedncsa was paid 
by Mr. Kring himself. The lolal cost was $i',0;i5.nil. The nrebilccluro is 
similar to that of Oliver Presbyterian Church, at Indianapolis; iho seats arc 
of ash, neatly finished, and arranged in a scmi-circlo, so that tho enliro oongro- 



faiiim thr 



.TACKyON TOWiS8[llP. 12: 

Tlic cliurcli w;is comj>lclcii in the carlj pari of i wi>i>lii|i, :it a ii>>.i nf SI ,sllll, 'I'liis i.« a iical hrick clifiir, 32x IS feet. Jlr 



1877, nn.l in iMarcl. of lliat year, was dedicated by Klder J. V. 11. Mill 

llev. T. II. C. Brail was the Pastor in cliargo at Uia', time. Ilis successor, I when he re.«i-nerl, and w; 

Uer. n. n. I'liwill, remained two years, and was succeeded by Rev. .Mr. until 18ll7, when he roi 

Ilathorne, the present I'astor. ; Hev. W. II. I'ariss, the : 

Dniiuii) CIiuitIi. — The Methodists creeled their present hou.sc of worship ] chnn h, in.ik iliar;;r .Inn 

at Deniing in the year IHIl.'). The class wi\s orj;anizod several years prior to ] idiniit "in liniMJn'l -..u 

this date, and luet in a nei;;hhorins schoolhou.se. They have no regul.ar pjslnr, ^ William .'^i.uiiniii.', i;i. 
but arc visited every fourth Sunday, by 



he relation of I'astor until some lime in th( 

by Itev. D. Stuitli. Mr. Smith remained 



r of the church 
duets Ihc services. 

Mmiiil I'Irimnil i:nn,./,l!,:,l l."llirn,„ r/,«;r/,.— ■ .M.n,. than 



r of Mr. lloirnmn and pre.sent I'a.stor ..f 
1.^711. Theehureh now has a m.'mlaa'shi|i 
■ .innvh oflieers arc: J. W. Apph-ale « 
T, liMohani, M. K. Sherrr and II. A. K 
;, K. Mill.r and Uaxid 1 ieil.er, Trustees. ' 



,,,.|., 



.f this ( 



tury a-o, a nninher of lailh.aans .s,lll.,l in -laiksnn an.l While Hiver T..wi.- irrc-nlar p.'lio.ls, and Ihu ehm.h was n..t oi-aniz.d. The lirst or-anizatiou 
ships. l!,>v. Abraham lie.k and l!ev. .l..hn (ia\er, nsiilin- at Indianapolis, was elleeled by Itev. Carey I larrison in IH I."). There were about Iwiaily-live 






I their labor ehai-ef. 



r.^oln- nirnd.ers. A (,'1 
rl, an.l .l..l,n .Miller. V.l 



it He fra 
In M 
,. the wo"r- i 



1 Ml lb 

.k.nllirul, 



.ri;;iiial or-ani/aliim, and Itev. IMr. Ilairismi remained in 
rrof years. In l.-^.-.O, Isaac Mailz .buialed a lot, upon whieb a 

buildin- was so.m aller er.et.d for a ehuirb and scboolbmise, ami in Ibis build. 

in- they wor,«bip,sl f„v a period of nearly siMeen years. About Ihe year 

rli.irlcs .\ii^hri. (if Noblesville, was also onc'nf tl ail\ mini^liis of ibis 

elHM, h. I!, v. .Mnrdaeai McKinzie, of Clinton Cmnlv, Iml , is Ihe present 
I'aslor, and preaches oo,-e a immlh. The ehureli now has a membership of 
si.My. 

The Sunday school, which was or-anize,| in Lsilll, has an avera._'e attend, 
anee of lifly scholars. I'.'ler liryai. is the present Superintend, nl. 

Chrl^li.,,, ri,„i„l (Ituena Visia).— The soeiely was or^ninized O.-lober 
II, 1,^71, in Ihe r.d.m Chuieh at lluem. A'isla. There were f..rlv-six mem- 
bers, nn.l ll.v. 1!. M, l!l..nnl was the ollleiatin!.- I'asL.r. On lb.' ,sih ..fjune, 

1^7.i, a n lin:_. was b.l.l al the h...,se .,f A, li. Wall.,u, al wbi.b a H.iard of 

Tr,i.st.a..s was,l.sl..,l, an.l si. ps lat.n L.wanl lb.- ,.re,.li.,n ,.f a .bur. b. Km.s 

ill-. Th.y pureha'^e.i a l.it of .lacb I'rilz in lb.. s.,i,lh.as| part ..f l.iwn, al an 

l:.i;.i.' (he el...se of ibal year, the cbnr.h was e..mpl..|. ,1. Il is a neat frame 

The ebureb est !?2,.-tI11I, the b.ll 81.^,(1. |t,.v. H. M. l!l..unt. preaeb.sl th.. 

uhlil n,.|Mb,.r, I.S7I1, wb..n he r..sij.n,sl' an.l was so.a ,l,sl bv his bn.lh.T, Itev. 

.(. It lil..Mi,l, wb.> is il„, pr.s.nl I'asL.r, Th.. pivs,.nl m..mb,.rsliip is one 



Ian.',. ..r 



iib.rsbip. Mr. Seli..r.T aihijilcl plans for the bnil.linf; 
■s.. plans w.Tc .■arri.'.l f.Mwar.l, ami lb,' elinnd. e.i.n- 

ll.v. .1, II. ll.iirman, Il is a fram.. bnihlin- ample 
Nit„al..l .aarlbesil,. of lb.' ..1.1 bnii.lin^.. Afl,..r Mr. 

. II. I'ariss, wb.i slill r.'si.l.>s al Ci.-..,-.., ami is the I'as- 



.M il 



bath inornin-. I!..v. .\.l It I 

/•;mo„er/r/,ior/, -Was ..,,., t 



bavin- e.mlribnl.-.l Ib.ir l;,b..r in 

Ihc paslond .-are ol llev. Mr. l!.'! 

Ihlhrl Clwrch.—n,' I,ullu 

II. .Seberer, of Arcadia, in n .sehe 



•l,„r.-l, ,r,.w rapi.lly. 



ab..nllwomil.-s,as|.,fArea.liainI,SI.-<,by 
fn.m .M..unl I'li-asant (■hilr..h. The lot 
was p„r, l,«s,.,| „r Ni,.holas Z.-lt, and Ihe 
n;.', wlii. Il was .li'slroyi-.l by lire about the 

lb a I'a^h .iiillay r.f $i;()(l, the liieinhers 

a, an.l is in a prosperous condition. 
IS or-anized at Cicero, in the year I8.">7, 
first meetin-was con.lueli'd by Hcv. A. 



tnrd held until 18r)2. In that year, Iho society ere.led its present house of 

• Krtiin ft ■kplch bjr ll>« Twlor, KoT. A. n. Iloiglit. 



III.. 



Krin;:, .1., 



Kaollnian an.l Ali Wall..n. KI.I.ts ; lleniv Ib.a.ls. ,1. M. Wbisl.T, S. II 

Ne^d.-y I W. ].;. .M.^MiMMi, 11.. ns; J. M, Wbisl.r, VUV. 

(Inm.ln /L./il/^t.—A^ early as the y.'ar IS III, siTviiTS were llehl by 
ininislels or elilers of this denominatimi, who came ihron-li Ibis seltlemcnl 
en route for otb.'r i».inl.s. In ISol), Khier Kli ('ayh.r came from Noblesvilh 
to prca.di, but the soeiely was not then or-anizeil, an.l Ib.'se meetin-s were 
In'hl al iire-ular intervals in private houses. The so.i,.|y lirst assume.l or-an- 
izali..n, un.ler Ihe minislry of >Ir. Caylor, at a niei'tin;; Inhl at the h.mse <.l 
Havi.l liri^bt, near Area.lia. There were then forly-live nnuibers. In ISIili, 

Arca.lia, I'nIil this lime, they had met in private houses. Mr. CayL.r, their 
lirst Kl.bT, slill s,Tves Ihc chureli in that eapa.-ily, and is assiste.I by KIdiT It. 



Clcno h„h,r, X„. 1!)'J, A, /•'. .r- A. ;V.— Was orpinize.I in June, IS.'iJ, 
with fifleen eonslitiu-nl nu'inbers, and worke.l un.ler dispensati.in until May, 
IS.;..-., when it. ivc.,ive,l ils (d.ailer, si-ned by Sol P. Bavless, (i. M. Tlie 
fust, olforrs ..f the l..ilf;e were: .Ies.sc I.iilz, \V. M.; II. 'l(. Ilrnbb, S. W. ; 

|.ie.l buil.lin- <,f C. W. llarriso,,, nt Cicero, an.l this room wasfill.al up by the 
oril.T, and oceupied as a lo.l-e room until ISlil. In ilial year, Ihe buil.lin;:, 
to-etlier with Ihe ree.ir.ls and repdia of the lo,l-e, was destroyeil by fire. 
Aiiollier room was furnished, lo servo iiiilil the lo.l-e should he able lo creel n 

f;one s.uue of Iho imunbers who constiluled iho lod-es of Kidelity, Perkilis- 
ville II inkle an.l liuena Visln. Their willnlrnwal reduced Its membership, 
wliieli, however, is increasin); from liino t» time. Tlio lod(;c now linsan notivo 



lit 



mSTORY OF HAMll/rON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



I:,lllr~ ,M l.lMlr, W . M, 



11 ; li, 1! Millrr, Til.T. i l"-M, 11 

W.,.nr,-.,ni,,,.l n, ll,.. I,:,li ..f Tl-.to I l"-''^''"' "" 



.]:,l,lrs i'. 



ni.'ll.l.,T>lli|. (.f ihillVll 
ll.c ufVurrs Cor iIm' v.ir 
J. W. ; \V. 11. r.ni-^, 
lW!y II.ill, Ti,N,«. , .l,.l 

(>;;,. n,-,n„h cu.,,. 

I....l._'.', Nn. lll'l, ill 1S7 

fiillMKin- nlli,, rs «,rr . 

iWiil, A M. ; iMrs. WvWvn Wy-s. A. C. ; Mr-. Aiii^iii.ia C."-!, S,r. ; IVl.T [ ""'"■' ' '■'" ' 

Scoll, W. 1'.; Mr> M;.-i.'<lu.'ar,C.; Mrs. I'aulin.' T.iyL.r, T. ; Mrs.. Co.r-e | 1>T:;. t.n im ml., r~ 

Krri.-, W. Tl..-n..-c.iin^'.s..r (1„. (■lii,|,i,Tiir.li.M.l,.K.|iTln,rs.l,.ycv™iii-nn 1 H^'"'^" "■""' ^ 

orl..r..r. tliLlull, TImmt—'" ",.Mil„.|sl,i|,i<ll,irlv.i;M,r. Tlio omcTS I ",.,Lnr,l i,l,r. 

r.ir lli.-y;.r l.^-^n :,rr.,. i;.ll".v- .Mr- M:i.-_-i.- I,lur:n, \V. M.. Mis M;m_v ! »■'- iii-Uliilr.l l.\ 

A.CnMil, A, M. Ml- IvThll.r. A (■ . WiIImmi Nr.ll, W, 1' , .Mi.i. M 11. - I' 

|,il, !,.,(■ , .Mr- l;,.|.r,.,;, Wnik., Trr.i- , (I,,,!,- Il„r;,r. S.T. [ " 

/(,„■„., IV./„ /,.»/,,.. .v.. ;;.'. .1. /•• .1 .1 l/--\V:i- ..r;;aMi/..'.l;,l liunm 'I'l 



W.J. Itnw, Tri'lW 

■Slllll A DiikliMT, . 



, i- i;.rlx livi. •jlir i.nii.i- n.r y\w n\-\m- Imn :ir,. .Iiunl 
.\-l.iirv (Irr, V. (I.: ('. H.i.l.'hl,,'. k. It S. ; M. ('. .M.irl/ 



Mir.. I 



iiii.-s A. H.i.k.r, W 



.[, W.; J.. 
Th.. pr..s,.,i 



S W. . Chrlslinii Kriii-, 
n . .l(s.so IViirsc, TiliT. 



.liMiii's A. MiirkiT. the |.rc.-^L.iit \V. M., Im.s bo,.n r,.- 
, ,if ,.,,1, l.riii, :.n.l slill sirvcs liis 1,„1-,. .is l.r.-l.liliK 

..Ili.'.T- r..r ll... i.l.-.iit x..:,r (ls-»,:,r,.nsfollnws: \V. 
W r Km,-, .1 W . A. 1, H..j;,ii, Trciis.: W. M. 



■ l.„l;;,. «..|,. .M \VI 

\V. 1! TI„.Mi.,- T,. 
1. 1).. 1!. r. 11, .111. I,, 
-r„,.Mi i.vcrlli,- .M. i; 

111,, buililin- of li. I 



Ml.,.rs, is lli,.r..ii^'lil> Mil 
mi ,;;,.htl™i,n nr,. ill.. „ 
k, W. M.; \V. A. IVrr 
■,,s.; 1). 11. K,,li. S,.,- , 
, Til.T. Til,, i.r, -, III 111 



r..rkiii:.- iiimI.t virtue .if a 
i;.. r,r Iii.ll,-.lii,. Till, fir-t 
.iM^.S. W . William IVa- 
c, M \V,,rkiiiaii, S. H.; 



IS.'^di; .^amiiol l!,.i.l- 



lii|.„ril,i.i,;i Vi-t:, 1,...1._-,.. .V,.. Il.-i. Tl„. i...L 
1). H Sl,i,l,.l,r, IVpiity CramI Miir..^lial, „-i-i,..l l.y .l,,l,i 

.M,,r-li:il; .I,.,l l!,.<.s..,(;raii.lSr.iTrl:iry; .lam,.- I r.Minui. 

II,.,.-,., Cri.ii.l Tp-asuriT.nnJ J. C. Oim-ll, (iniii,l r,u:,r,li;,n 
■n„. „riL-iii:il iM,iiil„is ,,r til,, l.i.lfrr. wrro .1. M. Wliisl.T, A, (i. Wall.m, .lar.il 
I'rit/, i;,.,.r.-,. W. U.,/.,ll. .1. K. Kani,.^ J. (i. Punn, .Ii,.^|.|,li Uir,;v,T. I'. I' 
lly,.>, lt:ivi,l l!„:i,ls .ihil .l,->.s.. l),.vani.y. The lirst nlKors wore J. iM. Wlii- 
Icr, N. (i. ; I'. 1'. Ily.s. \. C. ; A. I!. Walton, li. S. ; .lae.ili I'Vil?,, T. ( li 
the ni.dil (.rinstitulinn, two caniliilales— .T..I111 Kaullinan aii.l T. II, lIiintiT- 
wm. initial,.,! l>y tin- (Iran,! OIlinTS. The l,.,l;;e iii,-t in Iliiniels' li:ill al.oil 
a y.ar. ami tli,.n rente.l 111.. i;,.,.,lykn,.nt7. Kail. The .liartiT wa,s ^.raiil..,! ii 
May, 1st:;. In IST."., ill,' „r,l,r ,r,.,t,,l a n,-at Ininie IniiMin- .,n M.ri.liai 

.-tr,.,t. at ;,n ,x|„n-,„rS|,s,lll, i„ t ,|,|„.r .t„ry of«hi,.|, ihe hul^-e nn.,.|in- 

ar.. ii,,u li,|,l ,.v,rv W...|ii,-.iax ..v.-iiin..-, Kn.ln l.-n, the 



..Hi.vr-ai,. ;,- i;.|i,.»- Cl.ri-lian Krii,._. 
1! ."^ ; .\ II. Willi. ,n. 1'. S, ; Charl, 
I'.riy, I'., .1. A. .M;,ttl,..«s, 11. .S. 

,1 1 II 1, 11. S. V. II., TilU" II 

I!. S, S, , .lanirs lUa.Miaw, I,. ,><. ,■<. ; 



'.St, mil, V. II. : ('. .<|.rav, 
W. r Knii-, W. ; .), M. 
ll,„„l. I,. ,^. N. II., li.n- 
. V, II., Mari,,n l-nkilt. 
..., I. II.; Ni,li,.las Wiirlll, 



A. Haikir. T, I). .\,al 
N.al. F. C. (;,.llile,'S. .1 



Warll.r.l. .M . W. 



I . 11'.-^ Wa... „r:_.aniz,.d Mar.h .-,. l.«T7.vvitli 
M. W;irl"r,l. II. It. S,„ti.W. II. llerK.r. i> 
iri.s.-. I. .M. Ilirh.r, J. W. Tayl„r. J. II. Me 
I,. II, ClilV.ird ami .1. W. Ni.h'nM. The l.„l-( 
1l',.. N... 2.VJ, I. O. •>. K.'.and ,.r-ani/...,l iin.lei 



erkin- ll 
A. Hark,. 



thi. r„.,n,. Tl 



lll.an,! 



(■;,.... I,..li,. ,\.. .';.'. / I) /•■.-Wasnr-aniz,.ri Kehni 
iii-liint.,i l,y V. 11 limy. S|,..oinl l)..|,nly. There were niin. cnMilnent 
iiH.nil..r- vi/. K.I It, ■>,-. rinrl,.- I^n.■ar, William I'nrler, .I.ihn Marlz.. .1. 

The first ni..,.tin- was hel.l in the .-, I stniy ..f a l.iiiklinj; then oeeu|,ic.l l^y 

H,.,.ves ,>. Il.i,lkins, and in this r,„iin the l„d,,'e |.ontinii..d to meet Inr thivo 
y,-ar-. It w,.rk,-.| nnd.'r di-|„.i,sali,.n nnlil May. l.Sllli, when it was dnly i-liar- 
t.r,.,l lM,r .'^,..11 «as ll,.. Iir«t .\. II.. .1. II. MeNeal, V. I!.; ('harles 

'-1-I " '"'■'" l-l--' ' • '" 'I- l"'"''"";- "^1 hy"lle..r.e Krea,-, and, „n 

'■I'"- I'^'V ..r thai y,.ar, nn.v,., ,r innv hall, where llie re^llar 

w,,ki\ ,„.,lni,s ar,. n.nv li..|,l. Si lli, ,.r-ai,i^,ili..n .if the hid.-e. (lie f„l. 

i....<ii,... ■.■.•nll..ni,.|i hav,. s.rv,-,! i„ tlie e..|,a,ity ,.r \. ll, r,.|er S.-.,lt, ('harl,.s 
l,lin.ar, I. M. .'ian.l.rs, .1. V. I^u.nr, lle..r-e Krca- I'. M. WarHirJ, J. II. .Me- 
Neal. Davi.l ll.ind, li -ellmid, 8. H. .Shannon, W. I'. I!...«.s, Jnhn K'n.a,-, 

.lame,s It, Stanl.m. Ilcnr-o Itns.s, James .M. I,ittl,., A. It. Tucker. .1. S. Will- 
i:ims,.n, I'eterlllaser.S, T. Dnnham. fi. W. Sowerwine, Itev. T. II. C. Ileall, 
(J. II. Sl,.|,l,en-„,i, N, W. Wi.|,s:..r, J. I,. Ilnm-.T. The 1,.,1-e is n„w in -,„„1 
een.lili.in nniiM'ially, an I in lino wnrkin- i.rd.T. It has an aeliv.- nn.inl.rrship 

.,(■ nriy-lwi. at |.r,.s,nt The .,IVi s O.r the present tern, are: II. A. Ciiin- 

miii-s, .SMI,; 11. W. Sli.k, V. II.; l',.ler Kenll, It. 8. ; A. It. Tneker, 1'. S.; 
riiarl.s Vii,.ar, Tr, as. ; (],.,„•;;,- Kiva^:. W.; S. T. Dunham, C. ; X. W. Wch- 
sl..r, (1. II.; K. M. Warr„rl, It, S, N, II,; .1, W. Kren- I,. S. N. IJ.; D, A. 
(i,rl,er. It, ,S V, II, ; .1 K, Kin.l.r, It, 8. S,; W. II. C. Duzan, I,. S. S. 

.l,.,.„//„ I,,,.}.,.-, A„, ..v;r. /, O, (). /.'-W.is „r^,ani7...il al Areadia .Inne 
!l, IH71, with nil... .ni.nihers, viz.. W. .1. lt,.,.s,.. W. II. Shader, IVI.t l,a.nli,u, 
liavi.l l„.|iminK, iVier C.isk.w, W. T. .'^niith, Milt.m .Marl/., .1. .\. .Sinul.T an.l 
.la..i,.» Itiirker. In May, 1^72, Ihe l„.lj;e iveeive.l it» ,.|.i,rl,.r, I.avi,.- «-„rke,l 
nn.l.T .lis|.onsali.ni i.p to lliiil, lime. The lirst ...eel 1..^- was held in the nppor 
Blory nf Dr. Honth's li.illdii.K, the offieers at Ihal time Wmf, J. N. Mlnnlor, N. 



,k he.n.fits. The 
'san,l('a..a.la,ainl 



two. The p.vs,...l ..nieers ar.. W. II. Il.-.h.r. M. W. ; 
A. Kdwanls. (».; W. II. Karis-s, It.; V. .M, Warli..-,!. l''. 



he l,.a.hlsl.ip.,rMari.m Ilar- 
aH.'r, .....h-r the h.a.lershii. of 



i,-,..|i. 



diso. 



:i.ne,ir(:i,.er,i('or.l,.t Hand, in III 
lit,, ill., hand al pr.'s....! : Ja.spt 
; Hat ; .Iain..,s Weh^h, lirsl I! Hal 
l>i.7,a.,, solo alto; William Sowe 
A. .Mii'ssen. lirst l,-in,r; Williai 



r,ii,:,i.iin..- in, ml,, rs ,„iisoli.laled ..nili'l 

y.Mr L-JTr.. Tl... n.Howin:.- ^'..nll ,1. 

Whit... lirsl Kllat; Frank ll....p,.r, s,. 

William Wiirolrnir, se,.,.n.l 1! flat ; Wi 

wine. se..,n..l alto ; Fra..k Wel.h, first 

('.-../.a.., seeon.l len.,r; .I.,l.n W..I..I1, IiariL.ne ; Wlllia.n Sl.iml, li flat has,s ; 

William Kilzmilh.r, ti.ha; William Fdwards, tenor drnm ; William Collin, has.s 

.Irn.n. This nr-ani/ati.in has l,,.,,, instr..ni,.nlal in ,lev,.lo|,in- Ihe n..'isi,.,.| 

tal....t of its nn.nihen., who have ae,|.iire.l ,..,n.. ilal.le pii.li.-ieni.y. In a.Mi- 

lio.. to the popular airs of the .lay, lliey reinhT si.eh pie.-es as the rollowin^:: 
"Avion I'olka," "Fatinilza Marel.," " (l,aflnla-.s Qi.iekst..p," ■■ (.imfl-nlas 
WallzeH," " ()p..ra (inlekslep," " Jnliei Walfr.es," ole. 

.1,-cm/iVi O'lnH /(,„o/— Was or-ani/e.l at Areailia in IH72, will, ihirte,... 
ln,.i..l.e.l>, seViTal of who... still liel.ii.fr l.i the orj-ani/alion. Tli.Te are still 

Ihirl.-en ......nl.ers, viz. ; Wnlt.T Caylor, lirst V, flat; F„l IVarw.n.s n.d K flat; 

.la.n,-.s Carter, lirsl II flat; llenja.nin Kind.T, i«cco.,d 11 flat; Oeor(;o Waller, 
first (.■nnr; Joseph Qneiir, serond lenor ; Jo,s,.pl, Trielseh, first alio; Henry 
Smith, second alto; Chris IVnrs.m, H flat Iji.ss ; .lohn Teal, I.aritone; T.J. 



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;|/ Z^. 



r 


^>^.--^ 


-. 


^i:-'l 1 


r^-." 


-1' i 




: n i- 






n 






• s 
CO 



■Vw^Vs-^; 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 



IV I', tlnll,.|l, l.a.«» drill 



Till 



Kin.lor, tuba; A. Mnr(?,, (on 

llvixn Visln Cnnirl/I,i,id—Waf tiisl (.rinnizcil in ISTi',, »itli fourlcon 
iiRMiiluTs, iin<l was mili»oi|Uciitlj- dislian.lo.r Tli.v n'-orf;,Hiiz,-.l. liMHcvcr, in 
,\|irii,18><ll. Willi tlifnjllo\viii;.'nii'nilici','<: Ilinrv Kriiz, lirsl Kflal, SiiiiiuolKssi;.', 
«.c"ii.l K flat ; .lai'ol, Fritz, lonor; Frank W..l|-."lir«t alt.i, Marii.ii Pliili|i»,socnn(l 

Franlc Krin-, l.ass ilruni. Tlicir sc-livtim, n.nii.ri^os tlm popular sonf:^ waltzes, 



/(mn.f IV,/., AVo.oH.y .!/,//< —Tin-; huiMiii- Was crccloil by Xicdlianior 

\ \V„lt..i, in isi;:,, „i a ...si „f SIi;, , I)i,rin;i llic year IStlS, tlic 

iiiailiiiury wai a.ljii>lc.l, anil larly in Isi/J tin.' mill was put In operation, 'flic 
buililinj; is Traine, :!:).\i:in I'cet, .'ij stories, ami was crccttil for a cu.stoni and 
iiicrcliaiit mill. It lias live rnii of biilirs, operated by n sixty liorse-powcr eii- 
pne. and has a nmnnfaeluriiiL' raii.ieily of sevciity-fivo barrels of flour per day, 

(itora^ie capacily of 15,1100 biisliels of jmiin. The en-ine in the basement of 
the elevator is operated by steam conveyed in pipes from the boiler in the main 
bnildin-. seventy feel di~tai,t. M.-Ms, .Virdliaiiier & Walton mannfaetiire 



aakii 



to flv 



,l/,7/rr../„, 
IVru&Chie 



.Simm 


San- Milh 


(fieerol.- 


-Dale & T 


iriier 


be-an the 


nisiiii'ss at Cicero 


in the fall 


if 1S7S. a 


whieh till 


e they ore 


■ted 


heir present buildin'' ca.«t of 


the Iii.liai 


ipohs. Per 


1 & I'hiea; 


itailroai 


track. This is 


Q frame building, 


DlKfill fee 


, and is sn 


.plied with 


one doiib 


e circular saw, and a heading-mill. 


They enip 


oy f.Mir men, anil tii 


,1 the priieipa 


market fi 


r their hoards nt 


Indianapol 


s. Theea 


.aeityofll 


e headiii- 


iiill 


s ten cords 


.er day. 


Slr„m 


Sn,r Mm 


Areadial.- 


-This mil 


is n 


«■ operated 


by K. W. Tucker. 


It was ere 


tod hy Ni 


dhainer \ 


Tiieker in 


the 


all of 1M7S 


, and operalcil hy 


that firm until April, 


lS7:i, whe 


K. W. T 


eker 


piirelia.sed 


he interivst of AV. 


A. Medlia 


iiier,Mlierc 


ly beeonii 


1- sole p 


oprii 


tor. The 


main building' is 


M.-.x!m fee 


, two slori 


-s ; the 111 


ehineiy e. 


isist 


of one di 


ible circular faw, 


eut-off, rip 


and seroll 


saws, ami 


one frizzer 


or 


haper. M 


. Tucker employs 


seven men 


at the mill 


and saws 


an avera-. 


of (■ 


,000 feet o 


lumber per day. 


He also in 


inufaetnres 


bedsteads 


tables am 


Otil 


r furniture 


which he !,e!ls in 


the home i 


laiket. 












»,nm 


S.nr Mill 


, itn.lia V 


.la,.-Th 


S III 


1 i» now o 


pelated by W. C. 


Kriii- .1 V.K. in the 


inrlheni 1 


lit of ihe 


oivn 


of It.iena ) 


isla. The eslah. 


lishmeiit w 


is previnu;. 


y owned 


y tieorp' 


Ne,^ 


■y, and was 


purchased hy the 


Mes.i-s. K 


ins i" I'ee 


■niher. IHi 


7. and sla 


•led 


hi the spii 


;.' of 18GS1. The 


prineipal t 


rade for fo 


ir or five 


years was 


II w 


liiiit lumh 


r. Inl874, thev 


shipped 1.- 


O.tllHl feet 


of walnut 


hllllher to 


For 


laml. Me. 


For the pa.s| six 


years, they 


have supp 


ied all the 


o.ik tillll.e 


ll-e 


i on the In 


lianapohs, JVril .V 


(•hiea.i:" H 


ilroad. They enipi... 


live men 


II ll 


< mill, and 


iVoin four to ei-lil 


teamsters. 


The mill 


s in oper.-i 


ion about 


t«n- 


hii.lsof th 


wi.rkiiiL' days in 



Hailway, 



iles south of Ikiena \'isl: 



L'e of r),000 fi 
mill, Ihe Mc: 






stories hi-h; has three run of bulirs. and a manufaeluiinL' capacity of filly 
barrels of lioiir per day, by the old process. The machinery is operated by an 
eii-ine oflifty horc piwel. Mr. .Jones conducts his cslablislimelit as n mer- 
eliani and custom mm, and fimls his prineijial market at Indianapoli'. 

A,cndia Ftu«ri«3 yl/,7/., -This hiiildiiii; was erected by Isaac Martz in 
ISfi^i, and opcr.alcd by him for about four years. Toward the latter part of 
the year 18W, he mided n .saw-mill to his e.-tablishment, and conducted b itli 
mills until he rented Ihe property to bis sons, about Ihe year I8G7. Three 
years later, .'Mr. Mariz sold the establishment to G. W. Myers, who operated it 
a little less than two years, and sold it to Arthur Kinj;. Suhscrpiently, a part- 
nership was formed between King and (i. W. Marsh, whieli continued until 
King sold his interest to H. G. Slannard in 187G. On the Otii of April, 1880, 
Mr. Stannard iiurclia.sed the interest of his a.ssoeiafe, Mr. JIarsli, and is now 
sole projirietor. 

'fhe buildin- is frame, :!0x 10 feet, the main hiiildiu._' 21 stories lii-li. It 
has three run of liuhrs, and is eoiiducleil as a eusl.nn mill. 

The mill is now situated in the weslern jiart of Arcadia, but Mr. .'^taiinard 

sevcr.al blocks c.i.st of his present location, and is now making preparations for 
this renioyal. 

Cirrrn Flouring Mi/I.—Thk building was erected in 1 8(17 by John Martz and 
Isaac (irissoni, by whom it was operated about one year. It was then sold to lleilz 
\ Main, from whom it pawed, nt variiuis limes, to James Quear, Charles Qucar, 
W. II. A].plcgate and others. Jacob Stehman and Alphcus IlobcrtB purchased 
it of W. II. Aiiphgate in 187ri. Mr. Roberts died, and William Kreag pur- 
eha.s.'il his share at administrator's sale. Two years later, Mr. Krcag sold to 
lOdward Kin^, who, in turn, sold to .'Samuel Jliller. Three years later, Jacob 
.Stehinan purchiiHed the interest of Mr. Miller, and continued as sole proprietor 
until tlm spring of 187!l. He then sold a lialf-inlerest to his son, llcnry M. 
Slehman, since which time the mill liiw been operated hy .Stolinian & Son. 

The main biiihUjig is ittix 10 feet, three stories, with a warerooin thirty feet 
scpiare attjiehed. The mill has four runs of bulirs, and the nineliincry is 
operated by an eng) / of forty-horsc-powcr. It is conducted as a mer- 
ulf, with a 1 



innnufaeturing capacity of thirty barrels of flo 



chant and custom 
per day. 

Slenm Kkvninr CArcadia"). — This building was erected by W. B. Gentry 
in the summer of 1874. It is a frame building, 40x90 feet, and has a storage 
capacity of 8,000 bushels. About 35,000 bushels of wheat, and .10,000 
bushels of com arc annually shipped from this clevotor to Baltimore, Phila- 
delphia and other Kaslcrn markets. 



average o( 5,000 feet of lumber, wbirh is s,,i,l in the Nohlesville market. 

,SV<ii-c F„rl„n,::.—\H 180.'^, W^Jlon \ Whetstone creeled their lu-esenl 
factory in the town of liuena A'ista, in which staves are dressed, ready for 
(iudil-liarrel work. They operate one dre.s,ser, which Iiils a capacity of more than 
2,000,000 slaves per annum, and sell their goods nt New York and Chicago. 
They ciiiploy from ten to twenty men, according to eireum.stances. 

In connection with this business, they conduct an exieiisive liiiiil.er Ira.le — 

walnut, oak, ash, and I'ophir boards, the jiriiiciiial markets being Chicago. New 
York and Boston. They handle and ship from 300,000 to 500,000 pieces of 
sawed and rived heading for tighi-banel work, for which they find a ready 
B;de ill Kastern and Western markets. 

Jknilwj Fnrlmy.— i'\m building was erected hy Edward Allis, nl Cicero, 
in lS71,and was occupied hy a hay-press. In 1878, E. Teter \ Co. fur- 
nished it with the machinery of a heading-mill, consisting of two planers, two 
jointers and one circling machine, for flour barrels, three jointers and one 
circular for tierce heading, n coiiiplele machine for sawing sipiare hendiiigs, 
and kilns for drying. 

On the 13lh of April 1879, three lar-e dry-kiliis, full of lumber, were 
destroyed by tiro, entiiling a loss of .S2,5llO. The nmiii building was saved by 
the efl"orts of the ciii'.cns. About ninety days later, the kilns were rebuilt, 
nnd the mill in full ojteralion again. A steam dryer niid a new boiler and 
engine were put in nt this time. In March. 1880, Daniel Do Pue withdrew 
from the firm, since which limo the business has been conducted by Eljct 
Teter and Oliver C. Lindley, under the firm name of Teler fi Lindley. They 
saw from ten to twelve cords of timber per day, making a dnily average of about 
10,000 flour-barrel and 4,000 oil-lmrrcl hcnds. They euiploy from twenly- 
fivo to thirty men, and sell at St. Louis and Chicago. 

IVduiiifj Mill. — D. B. Dickover it Co. began Ibis business at Arcadia in 
1873. The building is situated in tho cast part of the town, and has all the 
machinerj' necej*sary for the successful prosecution of the work in hand. They 
facture all kinds of building material, and sell principally in tho home 



market. 

In 1879, they added n heading-mill to their quota of nineliin 
an nvcrngo of 2,500 pieces of heading [wr day. 



ry, and saw 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA 



.if wcnclcn Kuction ptimiis, in tlio olil ili-imt Imililin^' nt Arcadia. The wnrli; is 
(lone liy liaiul, and lie cniploys no assistant. He inanuracturos alioul sovcnty- 
five pumps a year. 

(hdi'n 7)r<i/< ,-.<.— Sandirs k Cnok embarked in llic grain trade at Cicero 
In .liilv. 1S7II. Tlie grain is stored in tlic wareliouse cast of the Indianapolis, 
IVni & Chicago Railroad track. The principal shipping points are Haltimorc, 



dpl.ia and New York. 

iiiiifry ( Cicero. )— This estahllshment was erected in the west part of the 
iif Cicero, about l.'<4.j, by Mr Buskirk. lie subso.|uently .sold it to 
Marti, who o,„.nted it until his death. It was then purclias.'d by 



For many years, Cicero was the only voting precinct in the township. Here, 
on December 7, IS.'!:!, the Gr^t election was held, resulting in the clmice of 
Elijah liedman and Klias Kvans for Ju.^tiees of the Pcueo. In later years, 
voting precincts were eslabli.-^lied at Arcadia and Buena Vista as the number 

The first jiost oDice in the township was established at Cicero, about the 
year 18:i;i. Henry Jones was the first Tostniasler, and held the office for sev- 
eral years. Since his resignation, the following gentlemen have served in this 
capacity: Jesse Kvans, Jcdin Criswell, William Neal. John 1). Cottingham, 
Samuel Hus.-cl, Kdward lieeves, Asbury Andrews, Hichar.l Amlrews. William 
Porter and T. D. Xeal. Mr. .Veal succeeded Mr. Porter in 1S7M, and still 
hol.ls the olTu-c. 

AHI'AIUA. 



.d Kills Kv 



crchant wits Duncan 11;innaman, and liis establish- 
now the corner of .lackson and ^'an Biu'cn streets. 

hc.Mli I at this stand for .about three years. 

-M In- -In, k to Ira Kingsbury, and emigrated U< 
Mr Kio^-liory sold the ,.it,.ck.g..o,l.will and all. to 
V v.d llie g.""l- into a buiMio- on the ne.yt lot 



, of m,. 



Id I., Itobcrl Korkncr. Tw,i 
ireni.ivedth.' goods to Acton, 

II o| d a slur, liuckeye 

oC Jack,-oo and Main sir 






Neal & 
id 



crclu 



Id lo Daniel Kemp. Mi 
es.nt by the Kinder Brol 

ird solil lo Ilodkilis & S: 
lOfls of (i. W. 



Thi>si..ck».is.sold lo William U.l'ick- 
Mccupied by liood & Bro., and was next 
I th.n erected the building occupied at 
opened a stock of gooils, which he alV'r- 
: .s;jindcrs, from whom the establisliincnt passed to the 
then lo William Neal, from him lo Beeves ,t Sanders, 
and from them lo the present proprietors, Oooil .t Bro. 

Unlike many towns of cipial aL'e. the ecmiinercial prosperity of Ciecro is 
not a thing of the past ; il i- to il:iy a busy, hustling, enterpri.''ing town, and, 
with the single execpiitin nl N..Mr-\ lilr. is the largest in the county. Its 
streets t^'cu) with activity, and ii^ lMi--liir---biiuses are almost metropolitan in their 
appointmenls, represenling a large amount of invested capital. The following 
business directory reprcsenis the firms of the present ; Dry goods and groceries, 
(iood k Bro., Simp.«on k Son, P. Si.v & Co., Sanders Bros., Scherer Bros.; 
groceries, C. K. Nelson, T. 1), Neal ; drugs, Waiford k Ceilings. A. It. Tucker, 
J. N. Kinder ; hardware, J. N. Kinder & Bro. ; jcwlry, cigars etc., A. Mies- 
sen ; cigar nianiifai-turer, David Mull; agricultural implements, Kdwards & 
Cook; jiainc'ss-niakcr, S. T. Dunham; physicians, Dr. V. JI. Warford, Dr. I. 
M. Sanders, Dr. A. B. Tucker, Dr. II. H. Stout; attorneys, I,. 0. Clin'ord, 
William Neal, John Neal, W. I,. White, Joseph Hidjcrts; boot and shoemakers, 
Itil.y Sirpli.nscm, James Havens; milliners, Miss Andrews, Mrs. Dunham, 
.^lisses I'ariKs k Drury ; furniture dealers, I'Idson i^ Gerhcr, Ocorge Jacobs | 
live-stoek dealers, J. W. Sanders, J. J. Harrison ; meat markets, Ilouk Bros., J. 
Willils; blaeksmilhs, Shafcr & Mushmsh, Pclcr Scott; wngon-iunkerB, Philip 
Urban, Charles (juear. 



In l.M.')-, the first slock of merchandise was openc'l for sale by Joscplius 
Mundic, on the corner of Itailroad anil JIain streets. About two years later 
he disposed of his goods at auction, and Isaac Mariz opened a store in the same 
building. This hou.-e was occupied, between that time and 185:1, by Mr. 
Myers, (J. B. Scribner and Seth Maker. In the fall of IS.-,!), ,J. S. Correll .\; 
Bro. rented the room and opened a stock of goods. They occupied the 
building foralillle more than two years, at the end of which time ll„y s..|d 
"Ml, and J. S. Correll formed a parlnersbip with John I. Cavlor. In lsi;i, 
Ml. I ■..nvll,. reeled the house now occupied by llie firm of Devaii.v.V llnlhii, 
and as...„iate.l W. T. Smith with him as pariner. Mr. Correll c„„r,oo. d a- the 
senior member of this linn until the fall of 187L', when he .sold hi- ioi, r. -i i., 
S. J. Myers. In the meantime, the junior membership of the lino l.a.l li.cu 
oeeupicd by James Carter and A. Burgess, respeetively. In the -yxuv- of 
1877. J, S. Correll, James K. Hershn.an, Joseph Correll, Benjamin Diekover 
and T. II. I )rr creeled the brick block on the corner of Washington and Wal- 
nut .sire.i,., and on the Kilh day of August following, Correll .t Hershman 
opened their new .«ioek in that buil.liiig. Mr. Correll retired froiu this firm 
in 1S7II. 

The husiiie,-s l„.0H-s nf ihe present are as Ibllows : Cigar nianufaclurer, 
Joseph Kiiause. Dry goods and groceries, t lenlry & Keck, Saul & Diekover, 
anil,l. K. ller.shinan. Drugs, groceries and hardware, Devancy >^- IIollett| 
and Booth Bros. Physicians, Dr. S. A. Booth, Dr. A. Pettij.din, Dr. J. M.' 
Barber, Dr. D. S. Caylor and Dr. J. A. Ilouser. roslinaster, J. Uartholo- 
mew. Wagon-maker, C. i!„d, nbeek. lilaeksmilhs, Jacob lieltle aod CaUor 
&Uobin.son. Hotels, J. S. Correll and C. Bodenbeck. Shoemakers, Peter 
Bryan and Peter Daniels. 



w Tucker. Like 
and Chicago Hail- 



UCKNA VISTA (Sihki.vii.i.k PostDi 

The town of Buena Vista was laid on in IS.J 1 by An 
Ciecro and Arcadia, it is situated on the Indianapolis, Pe 
way, and is an active, enterprising town. 

Its business firms arc as follows : Dry goods and groceries, Walton & 
Whisleraml Buscher & Daniels. Drug's, Martin Heads, Drug's and groceries, 
Joseph Lafever and W. H. Jackson. Physieinns, Dr. W. M.lilas.s, Dr. J. C 
Driver, Dr. A. C. Freeman and >lrs. Dr. A. Itoads. Boot and shoe makers, 
lOssig k Vr\H, W. B. Pierce and C. K. Albert. Saddler and harness maker- 
J. (J. Dunn. Stoves and tinware, W. P. Winfiehl. Blacksmiths, S. II. 
Matthews and Nhdiolas Warfel. Wagon-makers, C. C. I'liillips and K. J. 
Kogge. Undertaker and furniture dealer, Joseph Ortli. Milliners, Mrs. W. 
Mcn.lenhall, Mrs. C. L. Patten and Miss B. Lilly. Hotel (Buena House), 
J. A. Matthews. 

DKMINO. 

The town of Deniing was laid out by Klihu Pickett in 18:i7. Itwiu. 
originally known as Farinington ; hut, as there was already n post office by that 
n.amc nt another point in the Stjite, the name Deniing was selected in the appli- 
cation for IX post office, and thj name of the town was changed to correspond. 
The business men of the town tire B. P. Holliday and M. Stanley, dealers in 
general merchandise, and W. A. Perry, blacksmith. 



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Res.of henry waltz. Jackson.Tp. Hamilton. Co. Ind. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 



FllANKLIN M. WAliFOltD. M. I>. 
Jiisepli Wnrforil, the prniiilfadicr n( tlic subject of this sketch, wns ime of 
<hc early settlers of Kentucliy, where he wns manicd, and, in 1S22, he 
removed In Indiana nnil settled in ruliiam rcranly, where he resided uiilil his 
death, at llic n;,'e of sevcnly-seveii years. He r.'a'red a family nf 6ve children, 
one son and three dauf^hlers. 

Wilson J,,, tho s.m, was horn in Sh.lhy County, Ky., on ihc llh .lay of 
Aupisl, IKiHt. He was reared a farmer al llio homo of his father in I'ulnam 
C'uunty, rn.l. In early manhood, he was married lo Miss Nancy M.mnct. 
After his ntarriarje, he settled on a farm in tho same county, where he remained 
until 1850, when ho removed to Iowa, where he resided until his death, in 

at the ap' of seventy four years. They were the parents of nine children, 
named Delilah, lOmiiy J., Isaac, .Io,se|.h, Franklin M., Mcrrit, Hannah J,, 
Kmcline and Alhcrt K. Of these, the only ones now living arc Delilah, ICme- 
linc, Franklin and Albert. 

Franklin M. Warford was born in I'ulnam County, Ind., on the 28lli day 
of February, 18^12. His boyhood <lays were passed on the farm at home and 
in attending the commoti schools until he was twenty years of ape. He 
aefiuircd a good education under the instruction of his eldest sistei, who was a 
fine classical scholar. He continued under the instruction of his sister until 
he was twenty-three years of a^-e, when he conimenccd the .study of medicine 
under the supervision of Hr. Thompson, of Iteeatur County, Ind., taking two 
courses of lectures, in 1851 nn<l 1 850, in the college of physicians and sur- 
geons of the Iowa .State University, where be graduated in 185tt. He soon 
after settled at Hopeville. Clark Co., Iowa, and coutmenecd the practice of his 
jirofe.ssion. He rcmaineil at that place a couple of years, when he removed to 
Osceola, where be remained a short time, and then removed to Minnesota, 
where he remained about a year and a half, and then returned to Iowa, where 
he continued his practice until the commencement of the war of seees.'^ion. 

On the ^.'ith d.ay of Ajiril, 1857, he was united in marriage to Miss 
Itcbceca M. Klscy, daughter of Fdwnrd and Hebecca KIscy, of Hockville, 
Parke Co., Ind. In ISfiS, he eiiKrcd the Third Itegimcnt Iowa Cavalry aa 
Assistant Surgeon. He went with bis command to Missouri, and served in 
Ihc operations in that Slate against the rebel (Jeneral rricc. and afterward in the 
Stale of Arkansas. In 18114, he was transferred to the Fourlh Arkansas 
Cavalry, of which be was made Surgeon. He continued in service with that 
regiment all through the war, until it was niu.stercd out of service at Little 
Hock. After Ihc close of the war, he returned to bis home, and soon after 
settled al Cicero, Hamilton Co.. Inil., and resumed the practice of medicine; 
he also became engaged in the drug busincs.s, which he still continues. The 
Doctor has n fine practice in the town and surrounding country, and 
is in great favor as a safe and relialile friend among the sick. The Doctor 
is a meinher of the I. 0. 0. 1''., and of the Ancient Order of United 
Workmen. He is a member of the County, Siale and National Medical 
Associations. He and his estimable wife arc members of the Presbyterian 
Church at Noblcsville. They are the parents of two children, who have sur- 
vived infancy, named Alice C. and (iraee 10. Alice, the eldest daughter, is a 
student al the l'"cuiale College al O.xford, Ohio, and tirace is at homo with tho 
]iarenls. The Doctor is an active and zealous lieiniblican in polities, and 
stnnds a prominent man in Ilamillon County in all the relations of life as a 
citizen or physician. And among the members of bis profession he is regarded 
a.s a first-class praelilioncr. He has served two years as Ibo President of the 
Ilamillon Counly Medical Society. The Doctor occupies a cozy residence in 
Cicero, and ho and his lady enjoy iho esteem of a largo circle of friends and 



Ncweaslle, Ky., on the 22d day of December, 
nd learned the trade of cabinet-making. lie 
twenty years of age, when he left lionic and 
dc bis way to Indianapolis, and there engaged 
in th.-.t city. That w.as in Ihc year 1823, and 



1S:!2, lo Flizabelh C, daughter of 
. In 18511, ho removed lo Clint. ui 
Colfax. His wife dic'l in Indian- 
She was the mother of five children, 
U, Albert It. and Alice. In 1S5I, 



the I 






I repr 






page, may be seen I 





AMiKUT H 


The ancestors of this gentleman 


who wiw born 


nd reared in Irehiiul, 


ieni trouble in 


hat unliajppy country 


Ihe governmen 


, obnoxhuis W tho au 



X'KKK, M. D. 

I- natives nf Ireland. His grandfather, 
■oming mixed up in eomo of tho jiolit- 
id in eoiiseipicnec of his opposition to 
rilies, ho left tho country and enn'grnt«d 
to the I'nilcd Slat<'s. He settled in Virginia, where ho married. He served 
all through tho war for independence, in which lie was a Captnin in Ihe Vir- 
ginia forces, and afierward also served through Ihe war of 1812. He removed 
from Virginia to Kentucky, where he resided until his death, at tho age of 
seventy-eight years. lie was the father of eight children. 



l.sn:i. He grew to manhood 
remaincil at home until he wa 
started out for himself. He lli 
in Ihe first eabinel-shop opened 

Ibaleilvnulil 1K5!1. He was married, 

Archibald and l.avina Heed, of Indianaj 

Cnuuly, Ind., and sellle.l on a farm i 

a|iolis.in I.S48,al iheageof Ihirly-si.K yc! 

named Archibald C, Congdon A., Carol 

Mr. Tucker was married to Miss Mary Drum, of Indianapolis. She died in 

Clinton Onmly, Ind., in 18C0, at the age of thirty-five years. She was Ihc 

mother of Ibree children, named Ceorgc, Robert L. and Virginia lO. And then, 

in ISiU, be was married lo Mis,s Maria Mathers, of Clinton Counly. By this 

marriage Ihere were no children. lie died in 1872, at the age of i;8 years. 

Albert 11. Tucker wiLs born in Ihc city of Indianapolis on the 21lb day of 
March, 1844. He was about f.iur years of age at his molhcr's death, and 
after his father's second marriage the young lad's home associations were of 
such an unjdeasaut nature with his slepmolber, thai, at the tender age of nine 
years, he left home, and, from that time until he was fifteen years old, he 
roamed about, making a living for himself in various ways, sometimes as cabin- 
boy on the Ohio River steamers and on Ihe coast from New Orleans to New 
York, and, at other times, traveling with various thealriral troupes. At the 
age of fifteen, be relurncd lo his father's home, in Clinton County, and remained 
on the farm a couple of years, attending school. At the breaking-out of tho 
rebellion, in 1861, be enlisted as a jwivatc in Company B, Sevenlecnlh Indiana 
Volunlecr Infiinlry, and wcnl into service under the command of Gen. Reynolds, 
in Virginia. lie remained with his regiment until the battle of Greenbrier, 

He returned home, and during the ensning winter went to school, and in the 
following August, in 18l>2, he re-enlisted in Coinjtany D, Scvenly-st'venlh 
Indiana Infantry, and with liis regiment went to the front in Kentucky. 
He served with his regiment all Ihrmigb that campaign, ami parlieipaled in all 
Ibc bard-fougbt hntllcs and cngageinents, such as Crab Orchard, Itardslowii, 
Cave City and many others ; and at Stone River, his regiment was brigaded 
with Ibe'fauious " Wilder's Brigade " of mounted men. Here he served as a 
scout, ami from that tinu' on he continued to serve as one of the scouting force, 
of which he became Sergeant. He wa.s in the fight at Hoover's Gap, and 
many oilier shar|) eonflicis, up to the battle of Chiekamauga, in wbieh he was 
engaged in s.oniiu- and skirmishing. After that baltle, bis 'command was 
eo.plnv.d in I. MTi.- .if ,„,:,;_.,.i,„.nts with Wheeler's rebel cavalry, at McMinn- 
vill,, Sh.llivill. ,0.1 r:,iii,Hi^:l.m, and afterwar.l at Mi.ssiou lii.lge. He wa.s 
als.i .loiih.y.i.l a,- ,livi.i..n s, .nil al Buzz.ir.l RoosI, Itesaea, Burnt Hickory and 
Dalton. At Burnt Hickory be, with f.nir comrades drcs.se.l in rebel elolbiug. 
dashi'd into Ihe rebel lines and succeeded in drawing tbcm into au ambuscade, 
in wbieh a large number of the rebels were eajilured by the Union forces. In 
this daring exjdoit, the young scout and his comrades brought .>fT a flag an.l a 
prisoner, and escaped unhurt into the Union lines. I'^roni thai lime on unlil 
the chiso of Ibc war, he w.aa in active service as a .scout, uu.ler various eoin- 
manders, parlieipaled in Ibc siege of Allania and C.irinib, an.l, with a cavalry 
force, was engaged in rai.ling ibr.iugh Georgia and -Vlabama. Al ihe elo.se of 






, his I 



nap..lis, in Aug^lsl, 18115. He 
owing winter bealtcnilcd scho.d 
courmeuccil the slu.ly of mc.li- 
wilh whom he remained Ibrcc 
of 18lWand lSli!P,al Ihe Rush 
cd in 1811:1. In Iho spring of 
pr.tfessiou al Colfax, where be 
Ilannllon County. Ilcpurwued 
opened a drug store in connee- 
ip a large and luemtivo itractico 
8 become widely and favorably 
known as a trusty and skillful physician. On the I5th day of August, I8fi(!, 
be was united in marriage with Mi.s,s Anna C, danghtcr of I'Idward and Mary 
Benjamin, of Newark, N. J. The fruits of this union are three children, named 
Harry B., Frank W. an.l Freddie A. 

The Doctor is a member of the Odd Fellows' and Masonic orders, and also 
of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and is a member of the County and 
Slate Medical Associations. 



then relurncd to his father's home, and ihe f'.. 
at Indianapolis, and in Ihe ensuing spring In 
cine with Dr. .Joscidi K. Jlilburn, of Colfax 
years, atlen.ling medical leclurcs in the winlei 
iMe.li.'al C.illege, al Chicago, ndicrc he gra.lna 
ibal year, bo eomm.'need ibe jiraclico of hi 
remainc.l unlil 1871, when he removed lo Cteer. 
bis practice at that place unlil 1874, when bo 
tion with his practice. The Doctor has built 
in Ihc village and surroOn.liug eounlry, and li 



HISTORY Or HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA, 



Cliunli nt Cicero, niul nrc Ijolh Mcoiiii'.l in ^ 

Tin- Urn-tor 1,-ikcs nn a.tivi- iiil.Mvsl in 
i" kii.iwn lis .1 stanch .i.thcrcut of llic !!■■ 



rlic (.'liristian . lioimtifiil villa-c nf Cicero, .lu.l mo in llic cii.j.ninciit ..I the rc-i^-t ami rsio,,„, 

..■i.l,,,mlilics, I of nil tl.cir ac.|uaintanc.-,». The nu.lil.v atlen.l the ministrations of the M, K. 

at is.-uc. an.l ! Church, of which the nio.st of thciu arc >ncn,h,.rs. In the groui. of attornev-s 

the irronp of I anil n.cnilicrs of the har for Hamilton County, on another page, may lie founil 



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.111 of that party, 



In l.xi'.l, III- rais.-.l ami .n-aiiizi-.l C..m|.any H, which was alt; 

Willi iiul of llamilion Co, lie went wilh it to the front in Kentucky, ,a» the 
(•..plain, l.ol in c..ns.ipicnceori.niken health, he was ohlifreil to resi-n, ami 

kilii-il at the halth- of St IJiver. 

.^Ir, Nea! ami his eslccmcil wife arc the parents of fourteen chililrcn, named 
.lames (1,, Mary A,. Luculhw C, Sarah C, William W., ■I'liom.w I)., Mason 
M,. Martha II., Frances A., Mo.ses .M., Uiehanl 1',, John I',, Susan h. nml 
l-lilwaril J.;. Of these, Sarah, ThoinaH, .Martha, liichanl, John, Susan and 
KiKviiril arc living ; the others are dcccascil. Sarah is the wife of Pr. A. H. 
Mi-mlenhall, of Inilianapolis ; >lalllm is the wifo of James M. Little, and 
resides in Cicero ; Thomas is married to Fanny Martin, and he also rasiilcs in 
Cicero, where he is Postmaster. Tho other children nrc nt home with tho 
parents. Mr. Nenl and his family reside in n cozy and comfortahlc home in tho 



IIO.N". J.\.MI-:S It. CAIiSO.V. 
Tlieaneesloi>.oflhis.;cnlleman were early settlers in 1',-uiisn1> 
were of Irish ori;;in, John Carson, the paternal ^'ramlfalhiT. was 1 

nnhcr of eleven iliil.lr.-n. His s,.,i .l.,hn was l.i.r'n at' I hi 

I'euu.sylvauia in IT.ST; he was rcan-il ami c.lu. a.i-il a r.inoer, 1 

of l.-^l-J, he was a soldier under Oili. Hull, an.l was at ll.ln.i 
in;;l..ri.ais surrciMcr of that place I., ll.e lirilish. He w.is 

a farm in Unllcr Connly, where he remained until ISItll. when In- 
to Imliaua and scllled iu I'liyette County, near Cnuncrsville, and the 
he removed to Hamilton County, an.l settled on Hill acres of (_!( 
land in tlic township of Jack.son, near the jircseut villai^c of Cicero, where 
he resided until his death in l,'^i;.->, at the «^c of seventy-six years. His widow 
survived until l.'-^liT, dyin:; at the n-e of seventy years. They were the 
parents of eleven chil.lrcn, named John, William, Alexander, Mary .V., Hcheccn, 
Jicnh, James II., JIargnrct, Xancy, Kli/jihclh and Kmily. Of these, the only 
ones now living nrc John, James and Mnry. John resides in Duhunuc, Iowa, 
and Mary in Illinois. James R. was horn at the old home in Itutlfr County, 
Ohio, on the 12th dny of October, 1827. His boyhood was spent innssislinpin 
the clearing up of n new farm, and hisopportunilies forobtnining nn education 
were limited to homo instruction nnd nn occnsionnl term nt a privnto school. 
He remained nt home with his pnrents until twenty years of nge, when he went 



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t.. \v,.rk at 111.' l.lncksniilli'... Iri.lo. whi.li lio f„ll..«oil for two years. Alinlit 
iImI til...- !„■ l.cMiiK. ™-a-o.l I.. .Manila .T. S|,MrL'r,.n, of Harll.oioiiiow rountv, 

In.l , nn.l (Imt wm- iinilc.l in rria.^o ..„ tl». (ill, ,lay of M.ircli, l.'*.')!. By 

.lii~mM..„ tlim' wore tl,r.r .•liiLlron, nau.,-,1, .MHissa, Viola an.l Viru'ir.ia. 
.M.Ii>Ni «a.., kilU.l l,y a fallin- tr«- in ISCi', ,,( ||„, „-o of ton .ycar.^. In 1.S.-.4 
.Mr. Cary.in rcinoyo.l to Liyini.'slnn Cnniit.y, 111., where he rcni'aine.l fiyc yrar.«, 
at wliieli lime he wa.< I.ereayeil in the .leath of his wife, who ,lie,l on llie"l.-|th 
.lay of July, 18.->ll,al the a;;e of 111 years. .Soon arter the .lealli of liis wife, 
Mr. Carson enn.elmek to Hamilton CoMMly, an.l |.lne..,l l,i> three hioIImtK- 
. hihlren in the eare of his fl.iher a„.| ,„nil„T. llr ihri, |„ir. l.aM.I a Mnnrio- 
nnll. which ho mana-.Mf,r the next luo year-. Ihirin..: this lini,.. he fonoe.l 
llieae,|Uaintnmvof MissOrre.i.la Willes', a laily of superior intelli-eme an.l 
e.lnealinn,lhe,lan-hlerof Wil.leraml Orremla' Willes. of Poll.s.lam, .\. V. 
They were nniteil in marria-e on ihe-'^lli rl.iy of Mareh.l.'^IKI. In I8il2. hes.pM 
"Ml ills mill inlefsl an.l pnrehase.l n farm ..'f 1M(I a.r.'s a.lia.vnl ..n the n..rlh 
I.. ll,..villn:.-eofri,-..r.....n lyhi.h !,.■ ha- r.-i.l, 1 eyer si.iee. ' He has sime a.l.l.'.l 
tw.hly a.T.'s I., his farm. s.. Ilial hr has al this lime IL'II aeirs .if rieh, f.^rlile 
lao.l, w,.|l a.la|.l..l t.. Ih.' |n-...lmli..n.if all llie ..Tains an.l fruits f..r whieh that 
l...:.lily i--o|,iMli ,rl,l,ral.'.l. On nn.ither pa-.' of this w..rk, a lin.^ yi.w of 

111.' I. .nil li.i.i Iil.i- u.irlliy f.mily may he fonuil. 

Mr |-.,i-...i ,s a „i:,„„f mii.h innueu.-e anil eonsiileraliim in his l.ieality. 

ll..ar.l of Ci,,!,., an.l i-al llii-liiu.' I'r.si.l.iil of the .Vl-i i.iiilnral Soeicly of 
ilainlll..n C ,n In 1^7.; !,.■ uaseleel.sl to the Mouse of li.'pre.senlaliyes in 

slan.h an.l nnuaM ,,„_• 11. |,., I. loan, an.l aliyays lakes .in aeliye ami pr.miim'nt 

pari iulli,. yarn...- .pe -i - ..1 i-m„. in ll,.. poiili.-ai H..|.|. lie is repir.le.l with 

ll„. iie.-h.-l r.-p..l :in.l . .mlel. lev ;.- a mai, ..I - ] ,in.lL-ni..nl an.l nnini, eh- 

al.l,. inl.'LTily, II. ■ I hi- .■x.'.ll.ail h if.' aiv III.' j.arenls of .a-lit ehil.livn, 

nam.'.l II. lia. I'Mnanl \V . II. ii|:iliini \V;,.I.'. .lalii.s It . Jes-ie }\ . i<:m,<r\ W'.. 



Whetstone are larj^ely interested in 
nnil tracts of limil, besiiles seyeial fii 
Mr. Wnlt.in l.as ncl.icyeil a su 
enlitleil, liy lionoriiMe dealing and il 
isfaction of knowing tliitt cyery dolhi 
nnd honest way. AlllioHfrli not a 
is,sues ami conlroyersies of the da 

ile is a niemher of tlic order of Odd Fe 
honored nieniliers of the Christian Chure 
ehil.lren, nameil Cora, H,i.se, Ivl-ar S. an 
l.arenis, except H.i,«e, who is allenilin;; Kmi 

Jlr. Walton nnd his excellent wife ov 



seyeral ynluahle farms 
ally hy Mr. Walton. 
L', to which he i.s justly 
ice, and he has the sat- 



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Walia-h Connlv. In 



:i! (1. w.M/ntx. 



ok .\rm-lr..nL'. an.l 



» a natiye of 
ieil III .Sarah 
Wi n I',, 



.\sh.r (I , Itnlli .\ , 
m- is A-h.r i;. .1.. 
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Ash.ri;, Wall. .11 «asl...r„ al ( lark-, ill.'. I'.nn , on lli.' I -I .lay ..f January, 
|K:;i;. Ai hi- ni.ilh.rs .h^.lh he «,,- L.K I.,. v.al- ..I a,-.', an.l h,' wa- pla.-.'.l 

wilh an un.'le, I,r..lher ..f his ni..lli.r. in .l..l,i,-..ii l'.,iinly lii.i, >v,lli ,,l,oni 

he C.un.l a h.nn.'.an.l ulnr.' Ii.' r.-i ii.'.l nnlil hi' I'.'a.'li.-.l iiianl, I, Ile w.as 

r.an.l in hi- uncle's family, an.l sery.d as a clerk in the .st,.ro .if his uncle. 
Soon 1.1). r r.'a,liin._- his luajorily, he was nniled in inarriap. (n .Miss Julia l\ 
W..IH, .laiiL-hl.r of J-ihn S. an.l Hannah Wolff, of Huena Visia, ol.l n.-i.leul.s 
of lii.liaua. .\l1er his marria-e, he enlered the store of his fiilher-inJaw as 
I'l.rk, where he conlinind nnlil IR.VI, when he ]iurchased the store and goods 
of his faiher-inJawnn er.ilit, and commenced liusiness for himself. 

■fhe fine liusiness talents, shrcwdnc.-s and gooil management of Mr. Walton 
assureil Bueccss from the start, and he \yii.s .soon in command of a largo nnd 

inireanlile trade at Hiicnn Visin, in which he continued nnlil 1811", when Mr. 
WolIT retired from the firm nnd Mr. l>nni(d Whetstone became a partner. 

.Mr. Walton has become widely known as one of the iiinst prominent luisi- 
n.'ss men of Indiana. In the slayc and lumber Irn.le, ho is n.s.socinled with 
HanicI Whetstone. nnd their business has grown to immense proportions, reach, 
log in some years In Sl.'inidllll. In Ihc mercantile trade, his partner is Mr. J. 
M. Whisler, nnd they linyc a succc».sfnl business. In 18ii7, Mr. Wnlton, in 
eo-pnrtni'rship with .Mr. Willinm A. Xei.lhnmer, erected a largo flouring-mill 
ami elevator containing five fun of stone, and they are doing a largo busincas 
in the nianufnctnro of flour nnd in purcbas'ngnnd handling nearly all the grain 
of the surrounding country. In addition to tlio above, Mcests. Walton & 



liy refer 



liful ■ 



be foun.l..fl 



ng and acting with the llcpublican 

■Vlloiys. an.l he and his wife arc both 
. They are the parents of four 

Shirley — all nt home with the 
MU'c College, Kentucky. 
1 nnd reside in one of the finest 

to nn.ither page of this work, a 
inlrihulcd liy lliem to the Hisl.iry 



JAOH! STEIIMAX 
lamilton County since tS40. Dur 



liv 


of John and M:<r\ 
ug. For edueatin, 


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nt 
lb 


rea.liug, he has bee. 
uirc.l gooil business 


":; 



o;vns in White Iliv.T Township. H,' is a naliye 
having been born there August lil, l.'sjS; is the 
inn, nnd is the youngest of four brothers— nil yet 
nnrly opp.irtunitic9 were liiuiled, nlloriling but 

direction ; yet, by largely emiiloying his leisure 
II ver.-eil in the current topics of the day. He is 



ml, from i 



I he 



111- wed.l.'.l >I 


- 1 


h.ab.'lh .Mui,.l,.rir. .langhlcr of I,-a,ie and Catherine Miin- 


.h.rir. an.l al-o 


a n 


liM-.if l.aii.'ii-i.r I'.inniy, I'et.u. Hy this marriau-e li.ey 


hay.' bisome 


arc 


1- . if nine ,li,i.ii,',i. as 'follows; Calherine, born Feb. 21, 


l.-^lL'; Miry 


\iiii 


Jan. I 1. I.sil : ll.iiiah, 0.1. 6. LSI.",; M.argnret V.., April 


7, 1M7; AIn 


■ la. 


June LM. Is.'iil. Il.nry M.. April 111, 1 S:-.2 ; Martha K., 


.Inn.- .'i. l.-.M 


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n, 111. la. n.i J7. |.^."ii;; Ly.iia Iv, Dee. :i(l. 18.-)8. Their 


I'lul.li.n vv, 1-.' 


11 1 


■n, 10 Ha, mil. ,11 County, and arc now .all residents of the 


sam... Itiil, : 


la- 


Hiai ainial.l.'. laiihfnl wiV. ib.at li.ying Christian mollier i.s 


no more in il 


.11' 


111. 1-1 I.I 1,1. -s 111,, dome-lie fircsi.Ic. She dcparled this life 


Jan. 2'.K 18.V1 


al 


11.' ol.l I1..111. -I.'.ad. In life, .-be was n cnsistent melnli,.r of 


the Mclhoilisi 


Clii 


1. h, h.r Ini-I.an.l walking in close Icllowship will, her. and 


who still hol.l- 


-1.-: 


ll',-ll.^ 1" 111.' laiih. In p„liii,.-, Mr. Sl.'hninn is a z.alous 


Kepulili.au. 


;i.'.' 


.1 l,> liiai pailv 1,,' -cry.'.l one ti r.u ,as Counly Conimis- 


sii.n.'r. and in 
li,-l iiil,'ri'-ls , 


I.al 


■■'f"il.v i.l.'.l Willi aliiiily tnd with strict li.l.'iily to iho 

l.'llow-cilizens. Thus earning a deserved popniarily in a 


Hying |i..-ilion 


hi' 


has recently been si'lcclcd again by his parly as the nominee 


for ihe same ir 


l-l. 


.\si.le from farming interests, he and bis son Henry arc 


proprietors of 


lb.' 


.slenin flouring-mill nt Cicero, in this eounly. He is nn 


active member 


oft 


le Mns.mic Fralernily. nlso, at Cicero ; with ibclempernnco 


inleresis nf his 


county, be ever idcniifics himself earnestly. In Inilh, lie is an 


in.luslrious. enterp 


ising. upright cilizen. 






KM.IOTT SIMNKR 


is Ihe di's.'cn.l. 


nt. 


f an ol.l l-'.ugli-h (^lakcr family who emigrated to America 


in the days of 


Wi 


liam IVnn. Thomas Sumner, the gramlfalher, settled in 


Xnrth Carolina 


an 


. in Ihe year ISIMI, remoyeil to f)hio and settle.l in High- 


land County, w 


lere 


he remnincl until his dealli, in IS:)"., at the age of eighty. 


twoyea,-s. He 


rear 


rd eight children. His son William wa.s linrn in Xorlh Caro- 



Una in 178"). On reaching manhood, he was married to Nancy Cornelius, in 
Virginia, nnd, soon after, removed to Highland County, Ohio, where he engaged 
in farming, nnd in 1814 he reiuove.l with his family to Indiana and .settled in 
Wayne Cnnnly, near Ccnlervillc. He rcmnined there until 1 832. when his wife 
died of ch.ilera, at the age of forty-niuc years. She was the molhcr of eight 
children, four of whimi grew to manhoo.l, named Klliott, KliMbelh, Thomas 
and Grecnbury C, who are all living at ibis lime. After Iho death of hit wife, 
William Sniuner broke up his hou.sebold nnd resided at various places until his 
death, in ISfi!), at the residence of his eon Oreenbury, in Marshall County, 
Ind., nt the ngc of eighty-four years. 

Elliott Sumner wns born in Highland County, Ohio, on iho 2M day of Octo- 
ber, 1813. Ho obtained a common-school education in his boyhood days, nnd, at 



130 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



tlieiip'(iroi;;litocnyt'ars, left Iiouiennii went to learn the trnde of cnljinet-iiiakjrif^. 
He enntinued lit tlint fur ei-litoen iimntlis, when lie ^-nvc u]! (hut oceiip.ilion, 
nnd then went (lul to work nt fariiiini; (hiriiii; the snniiner se.isons, nnil attended 
8ehnnl in tlic winter. He continued wniking out on faniis and at hriekmaliing 
nnd various otlier employments until 18:i!l, when he was married to Eliza 
AllierlFon, daughter of Joshua mi.l Ahi-ail Alherlson, a Quaker family, of 
Wayn- County, Ind. They were miiterl on the ;;5tli day of July, 18.'i3. 
After his marriage, he iiiirsned farming on leased lands in Wayne County 
until IH.jli, when lie removed to Hamilton County, Ind., nnd settled 
on a tract of wild land in the township of Jackson, which lie had pur- 
chased n few years before. Here he has ever since resided, cleared nnd 



improved his farm, and reared his children. He lixs a beautiful location, and 
his farm is justly considered one of the best in the county, nnd is well nda|iled to 
the produciion of all the various crops nnd fruits that arc common in this lati- 
tude. They live in n comfortable residence, surrounded by convenient out- 
buildings, orchards, etc. 

Mr. Sumner and his excellent wife enjoy the respect nnd esteem of nil their 
ncquainlaiiccs and the love and reverence of their children and friends. They 
nre the parent.s of eight children, named Nancy A., George C, Ann K., Sarah 
J., Martha K., Thomas Iv, lienjnniin A. and Albert H., all living except Ann 
K, and Martha A., nnd ail married except Benjamin nnd Albert. On nnotlier 
page mnj be found a fine view of the residence of Mr. Sumner. 



WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIR 



A";::; 


niortlH.IV.nlni... 


llie licard " 


liat llie f..ll"\vin^ 


Itiver Tovvti.l 


ip. to wi, ll,....|n 


Cmnly.nntl 




ca.«l, then on 


Slid line niilil it St 


running wiih 


the K^iid county h 


north, avt c.ir 


er, thence with .sa 






ri'dioed i.v 1 


e orLMni7.,ili.Mi of 



iCuintv.heldallheli.m.seof 



■ w.'st line of said county, thence north, 

shed ill Novciiiln-r, is:i:f. having been 
o\vii^lii|>^ IVoin the territory included 



*ncr township, ami has an area of fiO 
orth by Tipton County, east by Ma 



,'k Creek flows 



torn part , Dec 
L'ieer.i Creek i 
The siirfiiee 



n portion of 
brough the 
[■last Branch 



vicinity of these slreains is of an undulating nature ; 
CCS, wliieli, in early days, were accounted of but little 
inhecdcd by the seekers for homes in this locality, 
-ed III later years, and a Ihorongli system of drainage 
i>s their prndii'tivnie.ss has been developed, nnd they 
he ri,l itnin.laiid. of White River. 



.bably the first white 
IS John Shinlalfer. 
ing with the Indians, 



eiit earthwork, the remains of which nre .still 
n camp, but antedated their oeeiipaney by bo 
'- to give any informntion touching it. 
verc placed in market in the year 1821, but 
came nnd settled jirior to that date, with the 
the first opportunity. Some were fortunate 



vi^ible, wiLs located nt the li 
many years that they were ui 

there were several jiioiieers w 

intention of entering the lant 

enough to secure the tract upon which they first located, while others, unable 

to compete with wealthy speculiit^irs, were out-bidden, nnd compelled to leave 

im|iroveni.nts. Zenas Deekwitli was one of this elii.ss ; he settled on a tract of 
land nt Ktrawtown, in IHl'.l, nnd cleared a portion of it. At the land sales, 
however, he wa/» out-iiidden by some capitjilist.s, who gave him the use of his 
improvement for another year, in ordqr that ho might gather the crops then 
growing on the fnnii. Ho afterward entered Innd on Section 2, in October, 1822. 



Just |irior to the arrival of Mr. Beekwitli, Lambert nnd Jerry Heath and 
A. Jolin.son settled near Sirawtown. Jacob Hycr came in the same spring an.l 
embarked in trade with the Indians. Benjamin Fisher came from Clermont, 
County, Ohio, in the fall of 181 !), nnd settled on the farm now owned by Thomas 
Caster. He iilniited a crop on the occasion of his first visit, nnd in June, 18l'tl. 
brought his family to live on the land. Henry Shatterly came from Clermont 
County, Ohio, in the same year. He was n brother-in-law to Mr. Tisher, nnd set- 
tled on nn adjoining tract of land, where he resided for upward of ten years. 
He removed from here to Madison County, nnd in \S'>0 removed to the State 
of Iowa. 

Spencer Blackmore cnnic in 1821, and settled on n tract of laud entered by 
Je.s.se McKay, about two miles northenst of Strawtown. He 8ubsec|uentlv 
removed to the Stale of Illinois. Michael French settled near Strawtown 
early in the year 1S21, nnd William I'cek and Klias Hoddy came in the fall of 
the same year. Jlr. Peck settled on the farm now owned by James Webb, 
north of Sllawlown, and .^lr. Hoddy, then an unmarried man, settled south of 
the village, where he remained several years. He then entered the land on which 
he now lives. Benoni Freel settled in 1821, near Strawtown, ond Snniuel 
Mull settled on Section 1 in tlie same year. 

George I'oland came early in 1822, and, in September of the same yenri 
entered a tract of land on Section 0. Jesse Wood came soon after Mr. Foland, 
anil entered the land upon which the town of Woodville w,i.s subsocpiently laid 
out. The name Woodville was .scarcely recogni/.cd by the ciliz.ens, nnd the 
villnge lost its identity in Strawtown. Jacob Siglcr settled nt Strawtown 
shortly after Mr. Wood, "in the year 182:i, there were other settlements 
clleeted in various portions of the town.ship by the following persons: Jnuies 
Cochran, Joseph Wilson, Jacob White, Aitliur Davidson, James Lee, Solomon 



thew Coy and Williau 
.• made by Nathan Bli 
itt, liobert , Sims and .lo 



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Durin; 
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1824-2n, 



ac Sterns, 
lloway settle 
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2S, thc 



John Klliott, liobert Sims and John Wieko 
settlers were JaiiK* 
.Tohn Allmaii, on I 
Clintock, William ' 
man, William IS. 
Brittonhani in 18:' 

points lit which settlements were first made, and this wius especially true of the 
White Hiver bottoms. The interior of the township wns settled nnd im- 
proved slowly, nnd, up U, the year IS.'IH, there were BovernI sections in this 
portion of the township still remaining uninhabited. Entries were nindc in 
vnrious portions of the township, between the years 1,830 nnd 1839, by the 
following persons : Homer Brooks, Jomes Tucker, I'cler Auekciibniigh, I'eter 
Dover, Jesse Justice nnd George Hollowny. 



Carey, Amos Gougli, Jo 



EARLY EVENTS. 



Jerry K. 
Poor, nnd 



The first election at Sirawtown wns held in the spring of 182,'i 
Leaming and Michael French were appointed Overseers of tli 
William Dyer, Inspector of Elections for one yenr. At this election, J. K 
Learning was cho.«cn Justice of the Peace, nnd was the first who held tlii 
offiee in the township. 



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Henry Sliatlcrly, son of Henry iind Mnry Slinlterly, wna the first white 
ihilil liiirn in the township. lie was born in 1820, ami, in early manhood, 
reninve.1 to the Stale of Iowa, wh, re he still resides. 

Tlic death of Mrs. Ksther J'reel, wife of Bencmi I'reel, in 182(1, was the 
first leath in the settlement, nnfl the union of her survivinj.' hu.sband with the 
wiiliiw of Benjamin Fisher in Deeendjcr. 1S21, was the first marriaj^c over 
celehr.itcd here. There waa then no eivil government in the county, and the 
nearest point at whieh the niarriai,'e lieensc could he procured was Indianapolis. 
Tliilher the bridal party repaired, and there the marriage waa solemnized. 

The first brick house was erected by /.enas Beekwitli in IHL'7. The brick 
f(ir this purpose were manufactured on his farm. Tiiis house is the present 
residence of his dnuj^hter, Mrs. Leamitif;. 

The first store waa opened by Jerry K. lycamin},', at his farm near f<traw- 
town, in 1825, and Itiekncll Cole opened a stock of merchandise at Strswtown 



late 



I the f 



The first tavern wss kept by William Wallace in a buildin;: which .still 
rids on the corner op|>osite the store of C'cpy \- lloss, in .Sirawtown. 

The first blackpunth was Kobert Hoddy, who opened a shop in l.^liflon 
> farm now owned by Mr. I/ytIc, at the western extremity of Strawtown. 
r several years he was the only blacksnnth in tiie township, but a shop was 
crward opiTatcd by William I'rcel. 

Kiirly n-li^'inus meetings were held at the houses of William Alltnan and 
mis I'riTl. who were local preachers of the M. K. Church. About 1827, a 
•4S was oiL'ariizcd at the house of Jonathan Carey, where nice' in;;s were held 

iled with the class at I'crkiiisvillc, and asaisti'd in the erection of a church 
that l.lace. 



las Ih 






there are 



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bout attcmi'lin;; to correct what may 
•c preference to the narrative of his 
laughter, Mrs. , Zimmerman, as told to the writer. It is substantially as fol- 
ows One John .Shint.-in'cr kept a stock of Roods at Strawtown, consisting of 
ii.li articles as were usually in stock among Indian traders, and of cmiisc the 
iicvitable whisky was a part of his merchandise. Of this the Indians piir- 
hasrd liberallv and drank freely. On one occa.sion, in March, 1H21, an 
iidian came to" his establishment, half-intoxicated, and, after n few grumbling 
cniarka, aecu.scd Shintafier of pulling " heap White liivcr" into his li,pior, or 
n oibcr words, diluting it wiih walir fmui the river. Shintafler, who was by 
lo means a man of amiable temper, permitted his anger to overrule his judg- 

:cr|ucnces that he knew must ftdlowtucb atrocity when the news reached 
?. 'I'hc Indian, unable to extricate himself from the fiery prison, yelled 
;ony, while the while fiend slood by unmoved, unpitying, and witnes.scd 
iblc death. Had he but pursued a different and more pacific coursei 
ly se(|uel might have been averlefl ; but the Indians, whose amiable 
toward the white invaders of their hunting grounds was far from sin- 
re glad of an ojiportunity of gratifying an expression of the hatred that 
in their breasts, under the specious pica of revenge. Accordingly, the 
d scarcely reached the Indian enmp, when ten or eleven braves, anncd 



the 



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the resilience of .Sbintaflel 



latte 



saw ihcui ccuning, and guessed the object of their visit. He made ha.sty prepa- 
riiiionsfcr defense, anil all the men then at home in the settlement, while tlioy 
had no sympathy with Sliinhiffcr in the commis.sion of his crime, knew they 
must share the result of it, and fiirmeil thcnisidves in lino of battle to resist the 
savages, and protect their homes. A fence divided the Indians from the 
sitllcrs, and the battle began by one nf the former picking up n hickory club, 
and throwing it at one of the while men. Some One relumed the compliment 
with deadly effect upon one of llic Indians, who then fled, pursued by the 
settlers. It was in this chase that Jlr. Fisher received a dciitb-wound from a 
tomahawk. Fearing the consci|UcnceB of their raid, the Indians broke camp 
immediately, and lcf\, it is said, for the neighborhood of Fort Wayne. Mr. 
Fi.sher had always been on friendly terms with them, hut this friendship failed 
to protect him against their passion for revenge. Another account of this 
tragedy waa contributed by a correspondent of the Anderson (Ind.) Democrat, 



iveral tribes of .sava 
Miainis and Fotta 



by the 



under the title of "A Strawtown Reminiscence," and republi.shcd in the 
N'oblesvillc Lediftr, of January H, ISiH. The narrative reads as follows: 

" For several years after the admission of Indiana as a St-ato in tho Union, 
society in general was in a very chaotic ami immoral condition. The trans- 
fonning of the country and people from a stntc of Bcmi-harbarisra to one of 
intelligence and refinement coubl not be brought about in a short sca-son, but 
must bo the work of years. This portion of the State at that period was the 
s, anuuig whom could be numbered the 
l*rivcn from one position to another 
nucd encroachments of the whites, defeated in many bloody 
encounters by Wayne, Harri.son, and other able commanders of the early d.ays, 
and seeing llie country, which for ages had been their home, taken fnun them, 
it is not to be womlereil at that they continually held deep feelings nf revenge; 
and, although there was a fjuaai state of peace, there were frefpicnt encounters 
between tbciu and the first settlers, which, although not rising to the dignity of 
a battle, were allended with the loss of life ami the shedding of blood. 

'■ The valley of While Uiver was a favorite home of the Indians, and there 
were large numbers of them residing along il5 banks, from Muncie's Town to 
Sir.iwlown, and up to the year 182(1, there were not, perhaps, a dozen while 
families dwelling along the country between the two points. Strawtown was, 
for many yeani, an imporlaut trading-post on the Western frontier, and largo 
numbers of Indians congregated there. ***** 

" Drunkenness and ipiarrcls were frequent. Among tlic rcsidcnia of the 
place at Ibis period, was a notorious character, rejoicing in the name of Shin- 
tapper,* who w.xs the owner of a ' gin mill,' situated on the north side of tho 
river, near the fort. His place was the headquarters for nrany of the highest 
people of the regiim around, and the Iiulians were anmiig his most frei|uent 
customers. Upon one occasion, an Indian who had become intoxicated and 
loitered around bis place, incurred the displeasure of the saloon-kci^pcr, who, 
maddened, threw the almost helpless Indian into a large fire, and, despite his 
yells, allowed him to remain there until death relieved his sufferings. He was 
of the Pottawatomie tribe, and, learning the fate that had befallen him, his 
brother Indians determined at once upcm revenge. Late one afternoon, in 
April, some eight or ten Indians, armed with tomahawks and clubs, were seen 
emerging from the woods to the northeast of the fort, anri bearing down quickly 
and stealthily toward the house of Shintapper. Their movcmenls were noticed 
by none more earnestly than Shintapper himself, who, diviidng their purpose, 

in a slate of defense. Among the white men was numbered Mr. Uenjamin 
Fisher, father of Mr. Charles Fisher, who is well known to the ri'aders of the 
Itrmnanl. * * « * The Indians, immediately upon arriv- 
ing at tho house, demanded that Shintapper should come forth, and, being 
rcfn.scil, sought entrance. A general fight was now opened — the Indiana with 
tomahawks, and the whites with clubs, stones and anything that could be 
readily used. The while men soon emerged fnun the building, when Iho 
Indians beat a retreat, and were followed for a short distance, losing one of 
their number (wbowa.s killed in the first engagement). They soon rallied 
and attacked the whites with redoubled fury, during which time, Mr. Fisher, 
who was somewhat in advance of the others, was seized by an Indian, struck 
down with a tomahawk, and scalped before a.ssistanee could he rendered him 
The Indiana immediately fled, and. knowing the feeling that would be aroused 
by this tragedy, retreated in the direction of Fort Wayne, and were never seen 
afterward in this locality. 

" On the night following tho tragedy, Sbinlapper, who had been the direct 
e-iuse of it, ba.slily placed a few articles of his plunder in » ennoo and, seizing 
oars, departed, to be seen no more. 

" A small mound in the cemetery at Slrawlown marks tho last resting- 
place nf Benjamin Fisher — one nf the hewers of wood and drawers of water in 
the pioneer days." 

sninoi.s. 

The first school in the township was taught in the winter of 1822. Tho 
Bcbonlhousc was a little log cabin wbicli stood on the fann of Michael French, 
opposite Strawtown, and the funds for its maintonanco were contributed from 
the scanty means of the residents whose children shared the benefit* of tho 

The second school was taught on the farm of William Dyer, in the winter 
of 182(1-27. The teacher, James Steel, was o man of fair educational attain- 
ments, superior, at least, to the average school-teacher of that period, and his 

t%IMIr nUbllibsd. II li iptUed Shlolappir uil 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 

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year l.''<C:i. In ibat year, John Hu.scher donatcil to the society a lot upon 
which to erect n churchj whicli was coiiiph'tcil in the same year at a cost of 
81,11111, not including the serviccH of the liicnihcrH, by wlinin the princijial part 
of the labor was perri.ruieil. Services are now conibiiteil in the church by 
llev. Lans, of Tipton, Iii.l. 

Lnr.M, iNim.sTniF.s. 
J'inticcr Miltit. — The first mill in the township was built by AVilliam Foster. 
It was lu'irun toward the close of thcyear 1821, and coinpletetl and [uit in opera- 
tion in March, lS21i. It wim located on White Uiver, two miles below Strawtown, 
and was o]ieratcd as a saw-niill, with a corn-cracker attached. Mr. Foster sub- 
sefjuonlly sold tbo mill to John Stoops, during whose ownership it was washed 
away hy an ieo-gnrge. The dam roiiialned for years afterward, but the site 
was never apiin occupied by a mill. 



STll.VWTOWN. 

The best lii-lnrie:d aulhoriues mention this as beiiij.'nriL'innlly a IVIawnre t.nvn 
of some c.inse.|uenee. from the lael that il was located on one of the principal 
routes from the While River towns lo the aneient capital of the Miami nation 
at Kc-ki-on;;-a. Snliscipiently occupying a posi'ion on the leading route of 
travel from the older settlements in Wayne County and vicinity across the 
State to the Indian towns on the Wabash and lyower Tippecanoe, it early 
aci|uii'ed notoriety .as a convenient stop|Mng-|ilaec for travelers along thai route, 
which, during the period of the first sctllenienis along the Waba.sh anil other 
points west and northwest, .acfpiired the name of the " Strawtown Itoiite." 
because of its greater directness and other advantages. 

As early as the year 1821, there were those at Strawtown who raiseil crops 
with a special view to trafficking with emigrants en route for other points, the 
m.ajority of whom slopped here to replenish their stores of provisions, knowing 
that no similar oiiiiortunity would be presented until they reached ^Vild Cat 
Prairie, in Ti]i]>ccanoe County, liieknell Cole was the first who eniraged in 
niereanlile pursuits at this point, though Jerry K. Learning had kept a store a 
short distance below the town several years previously. Shintairer and Jacob 

M. Wood and Jonathan Carey were the first tavern-keepers in tlic town 

The name Sira,rl,n,-n does not appear to have been the Indian nanie, but 
was "derived," says the author of Clinmhcrliiin's Lulmnn dnzeUrrr (isrifl), 
" from a house in it, thalcbcd with straw." The writer ha.s been unable lo find 
a more significant origin for this name — none more iirobable or pliuihible. Prof 
Cox, however, says: "Strawtown, so named after an Indian chief" * • • 
• • Mr. Charles Fisher, an old resident of the place, attributes the deriva- 
lion of Ibis name to the fact that one Slrtiwbridgc waa the chief of the band who 
inhabited the old village. 

It has been frequently stnteil that Strawtown was ono of the rival points in 
the canvass for the location of the Slate eapilal, Prof. Coi says; "Strawtown 



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WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 



***** wan, in nn c;irly (li>y, n noti.'il ' tr.nling-piisl,' directly on llic 
route from the Ohio to the Indinn towns on tlic Wah^h Hivcr. It was nlwaja 
one of tlie sites mentioned ns a suitable ioc.ition for the cajutnl of tiic State." 
The writer has heen unable U^ find any evidence corroborative of this belief, 
;iml, afier an examination of tlie journal of Gen. John Tipton, one of the Coni- 
niis.sioners who made the seloetion, and the written statements of others con. 
lieelcd with it, we are unable to agree with those who claim such a notoriety ; 
but tlicy may be correet, notwithstanding, for this lielief can Bcareely be set 
a.sidc ns purely legendary, and evidently lias a foundation in fact. In Hollo- 
way's History of Indianapolis, wc find the fidlowing item bearing upon this 
point; " On the Uth of January, 1S20, the Logisl.iturc appointed the follow- 
ing Coniniis-jioners to make the selection. ****** jjy^ five of 
them accepted their apjiointmcnt or acted upon it. Tlic.ic five traversed White 
Kivcr Valley, making examinations ns they advanced, and very naturally 
reached conflieling conclusions. Hut three points were jiruininent above all 
others; this (called tlio Fall Creek location), Conner's and the Wulfs of White 

the mouth of I'all Crock won the d.ay against the Jiluffs by llirrc i-oirs to 



Gen. Tipton, one of tlie Commissioners, in his journal (spraking of the 
Wuffs), says; " We found the I!lufl:s in Town IB north, of Hangc 2 ea.st, in 
Section in. The blulT is aluuit one hundri'd and fifty feet above the river, but 
very uneven ; the water good. ****** ()„(, ^f tiijg lj]uff igguo 
n number of fine springs, one of which, sonic distance hack from the river, has 
nearly twenty fed fall. Hack of this bluff was a beautiful creek. They (the 
bluni) front on the river nearly one mile. If they were level on top, it would 
be the most beautiful site for a town that I have ever seen," In the journal of 
(ren. 'J'ipton, Strawtown is nowhere mentioned, and whatever influences wero 
brouglit to bcarjn its favor in the race for capital honors, were overcome by 
its more favnrefl or more formidable rival, and the nnibitions of its citizens met 
their first great defeat. 

Again, in the rivalry for tho location of the county seat, the claims of 
Strawtown were presented and strongly urged ; nnd again a rival claimed the 
victory. The eommitteo appointed at the special session of the Hoard of County 
Commis-sioncrs in ,'^Inreh, 1824, returned the following report; " Wc proceeded 
to examine the difierent sites offered for fixing thereon the permanent seat of 
justice of Hamilton County, with the exception of Strawlown, which wc 
thought not necessary, it being at so great a distance from tho center of the 

13ut Strawtown will, at least, bo an interesting relic of the past, if the future 
lias in st/>rc for it nothing better. Here wore en.actcd some of the earliest 
scenes in the settlement of Hamilton County, and nearly every fiiot of its area 
is historic ground. Here, too, an ancient race of people made their nbode, nnd 
left the traces of their handiwork, with no other index to their existence, their 
nationality or their destination. Here, in nn early day, the establi.sbment of 
groggeries attracted an unenviable clement of society, and for years the mor.!! 
atmosphere was extremely bad. One of the old citizens said, in conversation 
with tho writer; "We had our ' groceries,' which were little more than low 
drinkingsaloons, and some good men were ruined by their ovil surroundings. 



We had some bad citizens, and there was a lack of enterprise ; other towns 
outgrew us, and, by the time we had relieved ourselves of the lawles-s element, 
and good citizens had taken control, wc awoke to the fact that the business 
which formerly eainc to Strawtown had been diverted to other points, and our 
loss was beyond retrieve." 

This town, whose reputation was once almost national, is now a rpiiet ham- 
let, known in Ibis county by its former greatness, anrL abroad by an occasional 
mention in reminisecnees of pione.Ts in our \Vesteru Slates. 

The business of to-day is of a local character, nnd is transacted by the fol- 
lowing firms ; Coy & Ross, post office and general merohandise ; Sanuicl Sperry, 
groceries ; I. D. Fetdey nnd A. Knnpp, blacksmiths ; Dr. J, S. Brown and Dr. 
T. J. .Smith, i.hvsieian^. 



AMIiltOSK ANDKliSON, K.sti. 

Mr. Anderson was the son of John and Nancy Anderson, who w,>ro 
natives of New Jersey. The father was born there in ISli:!, nn.l the mother 
in 1HII4. Their marriage occurred in their native State in 1824, after which, 
they went immediately to the State of Ohio, settling in Clermont County, 
where Ambrose, tho subject of our sketch, w.as born in IS-.'T. Coming to this 
State and county in 18:12, gave young Ambrose very poor opportunities for 
education. A short term in winli-r in the log selioolhou.se wa.s the extent. 
None but those who parliii|.alc.l could now realize the ineflicieney of such 
privileges. 

Having an inclination to read, however, as he grew to manhood and 
since, he has become n close oliservcr of pas-ing events, nud infonncd, to r|uito 
nn extent, on the general topics of the day. l''or two years sillwrplcnt to 
reaching bis majority, he continued with his father. He then took up the 
carpenter's trade, following tho same in connection with .sawing lumber, about 
six years ; he eouiiucnccd iniprovnig the home where he now lives, h.aving 
bought eighty acres of the same the year previously. 

Mr. Ander,son has been twice married. His first wife w.is Miss Eliza Aldred, 
to whom he was wedded Decemlier Hi, 18.')2. This comjianion died M.ay 2!l, 
1854. Three years later, October 1, ISoT, he w.is again married, to Miss 
Jlieha JleClintick, a native of White Hiver Towii.ship, this county, and n 
daughter of a protninent pioneer here. She was the second danghte'r and 
fourth child in a family of nine children. J[r and Mrs. Anderson arc the 
parents of seven children— three sons and four daughters— all of whom yet 
bless their social, hospitable home. Their names arc as follows, viz.; Orvillc 
M., born September .5, 18.->8; John AV., August in, 18111; Nancy E., Jan- 
u,ary fi, ISll,'); Sarah C, July 15, 1805; Florence E., January 2!>, 1868; 
Samuel S., September 28, ISlifl; Anna M., October 17, 1874. They are 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Mr. Anderson having been con- 
nected with the church nbout forty years, nnd his wife about thirty years. 

The entire family take a deep interest in the prosperity of their Sunday 
school. In politics, Mr. Anderson is n Democrat, but not n zcaIous partisim. 
Temperate nnd induslrious in his habits, he hna acquired a nice property nnd 
a pleasant home. Honorable in his dealings, he enjoys the esteem of a large 
ncf|uaintance 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



V» boundary 



LOCATION ANP norNDAIlY. 

'.TON is tiic central township of the tirr fovniin;.' the western 
jndarj- lincof IlaniiltnnCounly.and contains nn aren..f fift.v-sis fqmro 
miles. It was first set apart ns n separate township hy the Board of County 
Commissioners, at the rcfrular session of tliat ho.ly.helil in Noveniher, 18:!3. Tli« 
boundaries assi-ncd it were os follows: " l!et.'inniiiK;it tlie southwest corner of 
Section in, Township 18 north, of ]!an;:e 4 cast ; west on the section line to the 
west line of Hamilton County ; north to the northwest corner of Section 18, 
Township HI north, of Unnne :) east ; east to the northwest corner of Section 
111, Township HI north, llan^'c 1 cast ; south to place of Ijcpinning." 

At the same time, it was ordereil liy the board that nn election be held nt 
the house of Asa Hales on the 7th day of Ueccnibcr, 18:)3, for the purpose of 
clcclinj; two Jusiiees of the IVncc, and other townshi|i officers. 

THE FIRST WHITE SETTLFR 

Late in the year lS:il, or early in 1832, Harmon Cox, a native of North 
Carolina, brouf:ht his family and settled in the southeast part of the township 
(which, at that time, was attached to Pelawaie), and it is penerally conceded 
that he was the first while man who bepan the pioneer work within the present 
hmits of AVnshinglon Township. lie remained in the township during '-he 
remainder of his life, and long enough to witness many of the changes and 
improvements wliich followed in the eoui-sc of n few years, and in conscfiuenco 
of the determined eir..rts of the pioneers by whom the tow 






On the 20th ilay of 
from Hendricks County, 



Ih hi; 



I settled on Section 25. In April following, 
he enured the northwest <piarter of this section. Here he elcareil and im- 
proved a farm, assisted by his sons l!iley, Simon and William, who arc still 
residents of this county. He w.ls long identified with the best interests of the 
township, and took a jiromiuent ])art in many of the measures instituted for its 
improvement. He served as Insjieclor at the first election held in the town- 
phip. lluring the year 18.12, Asa Rales, Aaron Sanders, Jesse Hee.se, Zacha- 
rihh Reese an<i William Hcynolds scttlctl in the township. 

Isaac Baldwin came in August, 1.833, and entered the east half of the 
southwest (piartcr of Section (!, Town IS north, Hangc 3 east, where he cleared 
and improved the farm ujion which he now resides. 

David Haldwin settled on nn adjacent trnct in the same ye ^r. and slill 



The following is a list of the other early settlors, i 
ok of Hamilton County, enibmcing the date of cnti 



•the 






William Anthony, Sept. 8, 18.32 ; John I'ierson, Jan, 23, 1833; Mary 
Hawkins, Jnn. •>, 1833; Isaac Willinm.s, Dec. 17, 1833; John Stout, Nov. 
2G, 1833; Gideon Newby, Sept. !>, 1833; Joseph Hndlcy, JIareh 11, 1833; 
Kdward Bray, Dec. 13,'l833; J.din Johnson, Sejit. 22, 1833; Archelans 
Gibson, Sept. 22, 1833; Henry 0"ik, Dec. !l, 1833 ; James Hitter, Dec. 17, 
1833; Naihan I'lckelt, Nov. '21'., 1833; Henry Woodrufi", Dec. 7, 1833; 
Isaac 11, .Jones, Feb. 15, IHitl; William M. Jcnics, Feb. 15, 1831; John 
While, Feb. 15, 183 I ; Joel Whil«, Feb. 15, 1831 ; David M. Anthony, Feb, 7, 
1834; William Macey, Feb. in, 1834; Josi.ih Hodson, Feb. 28, 1834 ; Moses 
Coflin, Jan. 13, 1834; Marlin Sumner, March 24, 1831; Joseph Hoberts, 
March 24, 1834; Nnlhan Bond, Jan. 27, 18.34 ; Judah Roberts, March 24, 
1834 ; Jacob L. Kimberlin, March 24, 1834 ; Asa rcioock, March 17, 1834 ; 
Enoch Jcssup, April 2, 1834; Christopher M-illiaras, JIny 2n, 1834 ; Jona- 
than Hndlcy, Mny 17, 1834; Isaac Stnnbrough, Juno 9, 1834; William 
Stanbrough, June 9, 1834; Levi T. Pennington, June 13, 1834; William 
Rich, Get. 211, 1834 ; John Mullins, Nov. 14, 1834 ; KoWrt Culls, Nov. 14, 
1834 ; Kobert Mullins, Dec. 21, 1834; Lucy and Kli/jd.eth Jessup, Dec. 21, 
1834; Kvan Stanbrough, Jan. 21. 1835; Ephraim Stout, Jan. 8, 1835; 
Eliinbeth Stanbrough, Jan. 21, 1835; Cephas Clearwaters, Jnn. 22, 1835; 
Ahimai Kendall, Feb. 28, 1835; Elizabeth Mcndcnhall, Feb. 28, 1835; 



Absalom Mende.nhall, Feb. 3, 1835; Talbott (.iarretson, Feb. 3, 1835; Jacob 
Klliott, JIareh if, 1835 ; Jonathan Haworth, .Vpril 25, 1835 ; Solomon Mcn- 
denhall, April 25, 1835 ; .\sa|di Ilollingsworlh, May 23, 1835 ; Sidney Smith, 
June 12, 1835; John Gray, July 17, 1835; Gubi K. Kendall, Aug. 29, 
1835; Daniel S. I'ritclmrd, Aug. 19, 1835 ; James R. Atkins, Sept. 22, 1835 j 
Henry Johns, Sept, 25, 1835; F;iia.s Bradfield, Oct. 9, 1835; Levi Neugen, 
C)ct. 8, 1835 ; Daniel Smith, Oct. 14, 1835 ; rarretl Chance, Oct. 21, 1835 ; 
Jonnthnn Elliott, Oct. 2rt, 1835; Ivleazcr Hockett, Oct. 23, 1835; Lewi* 
Hockett, Oct. 28, 1835; Nnlhan Newby, Oct. 23, 1835; Aaron Lindlcy, 
Oct, 23, 1835; Jesse I'icketl, Oct. 31, 1835; James Uallinger, Oct. 21, 
1835; Jonathan Roberts, Oct. 24, 1835; Conrad Stiirns, Oct. 27, 1835; 
Obediah Mendenhall, Nov. 3, 18.35 ; William Thistlethwnite, Nov. 6, 1835 ; 
Caleb Harrison, Dec. 18, 1835; George Harden, Jan 14, 183(i ; James 
Hawkins, Jan. 18, 1830; Zenns Carey, Feb. 8, 183G; Robert Ogle, March 
29, 1830; Thomas Moore, June 17, 1830; Robert Bond, Aug. 16, 1830-, 
William Miles, Aug. 18, 1830; AtncUc Chance, Aug. 19, 1830; James 
Walker, Oct. 20, 1830; Isaac Coppoek, Oct. 31, 1830; David Mills, Jan. 13, 
1837; Jonath,an Chance, Jan. 18, 1837; Ira Ramsey, March 21, 1837; 
Robertson Atkins, April 12, 1837. 

THE FIRST CEMETERY. 

Simon Moon, in 1833, set ajiart from his possessions a small tract ot land 
ami donated it to the Society of I'ricnds for a place of interment. A child of 
one of his neighbors had died several months prior to his donation of the land, 
and the place of burial is not now known, but it w.as probably on the homo 
farm. The first corpse interred in the cemetery wa.s that of the donor, Mr. 
Moon, who <lied in 1835. The cemetery is located immediately south of tlw 
town of Wcstfield. 

OTHER EARLY EVE.NTS. 

In 1832, the first white child in the settlement was born to Harmon Coi 

In the next year was celebrated the first marriage, the contracting parties 
being William Hiatt and Mary Jloon. The rite was performed occording to 
the marriage ceremony of the Society of F'riends. 

The first houses were log cabins, rude in their style of arebilecture, but 
affording a tolerable shelter and a certain degree of comfort. The first inno- 
vation in this line wasinaugurnlcd by Aaron Lindlcy, in 1837 or 1838. At this 
time, he erected n modest brick dwelling on his farm, which, in comparison 
with the log liouses around it, seemed of palatial proportions; but it was not 
long aflcr this date until the log buildings began to disappear, some to be suc- 
ceeded by frame dwellings nnd some by brick. 

The first road through Ihc township was surveyed and located about the 
year 1836, The route wa.s from Wcstfield to Indianapolis, nnd the chain 
was run through the woods, trees being " blazed " at intervals to mark the 
course of the road. For n year or more, the " blazed " trees were all the ehar- 
nctcristics of a road that it possessed, as the entire route was covered thickly 
with timber nnd underbrush. Finally, however, the residents along the lino 
turned out in a body and cleared it of its obstructions, yet it wi« several years 
before it became n good road. It is now known ns the Indianapolis nnd West- 
field I'ike. 

THE FIRST MILL. 

Ephrnira Stout creeled a small corn-mill in 1830 or 1817. It was of the 
most primitive construction, an<l ground very slowly. The stones were of that 
variety known ns " nigger heads," found in Eagle Creek. They worked in an 
upright position, and merely cracked the corn as it passed between them, and 
eight bushels per day was the maximum capacity of the mill. William Moon, 
nn old settler of the township, aud a patron of the mill, says that he frcr|ucntly 
went down early in the evening with a sack of corn on his shoulder, and waited 
all night to have it ground, so that ho could return home with his meal. Corn- 
bread, in those days, formed the staple diet of the population, as there was no 
mill in the vicinity capable of grinding wheat; and when the settlor wanted 
flour, he was compelled to haul his grain over the most miserable roads to the 




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" Ikyuii Mill," twn miles smitli of InJi 
in Dolawiire Township. At a later .late. 
Creek, whicli recoivcil n liljcrni iialrrrnafje. 

lirli'k was miinufdituroil in the townsliip as early as 18-llt. The enterprise 
was inau^Miratcd hy William .Stanhrou^'h, niio constructeil a kiln on his farm, 
anil dispensed the produela of his lahor to liis nei^'lihors, by wliom they were 
used in the construelion of chimneys. The hou.sc of William Moon, and 
si'veral other houses in the township, have ihinmeys still in use, made of ihe.sc 
hriik. 

The first stops towird puhlie cdneation were taken hy the Frienils in 18:;.-). 
The townsliip was ori^'inally settled hy memhers of this society, and nearly all 
the early improviMnenIs were inanf;nratcd.hy them. They employed a teacher 
in the winter of the year almve named, and the school was conducted in their 
meelin.L'-house. Schools were opened at a later date, in various portions of iho 
township, and conducted under the suI)seriittion .system until 1h."j7. In this 
year, the public school system was iutroiluced, and a frame huildin;; erected in 
District N'n. 1, 20x:!ll fiTt. Two similar buiWin-s were erected later in the 
same year in other .school ilislricls. The cost of the three huilding.s was 
$1,(!(KI, and the enumeration of school children in the township for that year 
was .1!>7. 

In IM.Vl, J. W. Uowman received the contract for building two now school, 
houses, one in District No. .'i and one in Xo. 5. Tiie fi>rnier w.is erected at a 
cost of 84(18, and the latter at a cost of 83S!), both frame buildings. At the 
year IRCH, there were sixteen scliool buildings in the township, 
ntries re^rarding the ilates of their erection. 
?en erected — one in District No. 17, one at 
Kagletown — all fr.ime buildings. The building at Jollict was 



iO. One room of the building at 
conducted as an ordinary district 



clo.sc of 

but tlie Trustees' books conti 

Since that date three houses 

Jollict 

erected in the fall of 1875, at a c 

Kagletown was erected in 187.'!, 

school until 1877. In that year another room was added, and the school was 

re-organized, and has since been conducted as a graded school. The present 

number of sehoolhouscs in the townsliip is nineteen, exclusive of Iho Westficld 

The Wrsljhhl High fschml.— The high school building was erected by 
the Trustees of the incorporated town of Westficld, in 185,8. It is a frame 
building 'MxiO feet, two stories high. The first term began in September, 1858, 
with A. P. Ilowe as teacher. The upper story was not then completed, and 
the school had but one department. In the fall of 181)0, it was first organized 
as a graded scliriol hy employing an additional teacher and establishing another 



department. Mr. Howe was thci 
higher grailc, or grammar school, 
the fall of 1877, when the bigli sch 
employed as teacher of matheniatic 
In the fall of 1878, the primary gr; 



of which 



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■incipal, and had charge of the 
ed thus, with two grades, until 
itituled, and N. M. Wilson was 
i Hond as teacher of languages. 

)wded. The high school is an 
justly proud, furnishing, as it 
fol- 



i of the best public schools. It is conducted by the 



Intemjcdiatc Department, 
w Lizzie A. I'faft'. 
Dr. J. I!. I'ellijohn, Secre- 



High Pehool, A. P. Howe and Daniel Bond 
Miss Clara K. Conklin ; Primary Department, Jli; 

Board of Trustees— J. W. PfalT, President; 
lary; W. H. Conklin, Trc.xsurer. 

The fall term began Septend>er 2n, 1879, and clo.sed December Itl, 1870. 
The winter lenn began January 12, 1880, and closed March 5, 1880. The 
spring term began Marcli Ifj, 1880, and continued twelve weeks, closing June 4. 

Course of Study— Primary (5rade : Alphabet, first and second readers, spell- 
ing, numbers, oral geogrnpliy, printing and slate-drawing. Intermediate Grade: 
third and f.purth readers, spelling, arithmetic to common fractions, geography, 
language and writing. Grammar School; Arithmetic, grammar, geography, 
United Slates history and physiology completed, reading, analysis of words and 
plionctic spelling. High School— l'"ir8t year ; First term, Latin, algebra, natural 
pliilosophy and book-keeping; second t<'rm, Latin, algebra, natural philosophy 
and rhetoric; third term, Latin, algebra, boUny and rhetoric. Second year: 
First term, Ciosar, zoology, algebra and Constitution of United States ; second 
term, Cnjsar, geometry, advanced grammar and Knglish literature ; third term, 
Virgil, geometry, general history and political economy. Third year: I'irst 
term, Virgil, trigonometry, geology and Knglish litoraturo; second term, Vir- 
gil, surveying and mental science ; third term, Cicero, chemistry, logic and 
moral science. 



xriE LNioN moil SCHOOL.' 

This scliool was organized in the year 1861, by the Society of Friends, at 
Westficld, as a permanent institution of learning, in which students should 
have an opportunity of preparing themselves for college; those wishing to 
teach, could he fpialified for their work, and those unable to tnko a full college 
course, could obtain a good, practical education, such as would fit them for 
usefulness in llie worlil, and this under the advantages of reduced expcuses 
and excellent moral and social influences. 

Although the institution was under the care of the church, yet the money 
for the jiurehase of thcgrouml and erection and furnishing of the scliool buiKl- 
ing, was niailo up by private sub.«ription, and was obtained with much difli- 
culty, often in small sums, and from sleinler purses ; but the donations were 
made by cordial liaiids, and a blessing was upon them. Prominent among the 
early and active friends of the institution were Calvin Hunt, David Baldwin 
and Levi T. Pennington, the first mentioned of these gentlemen having eau- 
v.asscd the west i)art of llie county, going from hou.sc to house, and presenting 
the claims of the school with such clearness, good sense, and patient persist- 
ence, as to win people who had never before thought of doing anything for 
education. These ihrec gintlcman have repeatedly filled the oflice of Trustee ; 
they have watched the progress of the enterprise as time lias i)assed on, earing 
for its interests, praying for its prosperity, and rejoicing in its success ; ami, 
after the lapse of nearly twenty years, they are the same earnest and self-sacri- 
ficing adherents of the school that they were at its cstablishiuent. The first 
Board of Trustees was appointed in Jlay, ISlJO, ond immediately proceeded to 
the erection of a subslauti.al brick building, two stories in height, with three 
rooms in each story, which were neatly furnished, and the scliool opened Jan- 
uary 7, 18C1, under the care of John R. Hubbard, A. M., and his wife, Susan 
Hubbard, as Associate Principal. 

Those who have occupied the position of Principal in llie school since that 
lime have been Enos Doan and Martha A. Doan, Zenas Carey, Jr., Lewis 
A. Kstes, A, JI., ami lluldah C. Kstcs, William Howlaml, James Sanders, B. 
S., Nathan Wilson, Plicbe Furna.s, A. B., John Pennington and Irvin St«n- 
ley. The leading assistant teachers have been Irene Mote, Louisa Painter, 
Phcbc Limlley, Ludovic Kstes, A. M., Klizabeth Embrce, ]';iiza Hoag, >Ie- 
linda Embrce, Eliza Edwards, lluth Heston, Carrie E. Bly and Absalom 
Roscnberger, A. B. 

Of those whose names have been associated with this school in the capacity 
of Principal, four have finished their work on earth, but their memory is em- 
balmed in the hearts of tlieii; pupils. The deceased Principals are as follows : 

Su.san Hubbard, a lady of fine education and culture. She was connected 
with the school for a brief period, and devoted the latter years of her life to 
religious exercises. 

Enos Doan was a very successful teacher. Ho made teaching a profession, 
and pos.se.ssed a hajipy faculty of imparting knowledge to his pupils in a man- 
ner to lu.ake a lasting impression upon their minds. He gaiucil the good will 
of his pupils, and the confidence of the public. He subsctiuenlly entered upou 



proii 



profession, but died in the prime of life. 



Willi. 



Ilowland, 



lative of New York, 



ducalor of fine attnin- 
■hen his health becauie 
^re he died. He was 



impaired, and he returned to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where li 
lionored by all who knew him. 

Among tlie efllcicnt and accomplishol instructors who have taught in 
Union High School, none, perhaps, are reiuembcred by their pupils with a 
more tender regard than lluldah C. Estes ; lier cheerful. Christian example 
and life of sacrifice for the success of her pupils, and the precepts daily taught 
in connection with the lesson, have stayed the steps of many a wayward youth, 
and have been an impetufl to advance others in the right direction ; and, while 
her work on earth has ceased, a reracmbrance of her instructions still prompts 
many to more energetio and noble lives. 

Tiie progress of the school from its inception to the present time, though 
not enlirclv smooth, has, on the whole, been very gratifying; from au enroll- 
ment of about sixty-five scholars the first year, it has risen to an annual 
nttendauce of nearly two hundred and fifty. It lias been supplied with a set 
of philosophical, cheiuical and astronomical ai)paratus. A reading room baa 
been cstablislicd for the use of the students, and furnished with encyclopedias 
and books of reference, also with the leading literary and seientifio monthlies. 
The valuable geological and zoological collections of Prof. Stanley, made during 
his trip on the occasion of the transit of Venus, are kept in the school build- 
ing. Receutiy a change has been made in the management of the institution, 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



Btofklioliiers nr^imizcd fnr the iturimsc of niiikin;; flic scliool more efficient, 
and i.a miller tlie control of n l)oanl of tlirec Directors. The present hoard 
con>ists of James Sunders, M. S., IVsidcnl, John J. UaWwin, Secretary and 
Treasurer, and A licl l>oari. A normal term, for the trnininjj; of teachers, is 
held in the months of July and Auftiist of each year. 

The location is a convenient and attraelive one, acccssihie to the village, 
yet sufficiently removed to avoiti annoyance. The hou.sc is surrounded hy a 
beautiful grove of ornamental trees, with a large ]ilay-grouad adjoining. The 
high school dei»arl?ucnt emhraecs a three year^i' course, divided as follows: 

First Vear— First Term : Algehra, Latin, Physical lieography and Znid- 



ory. 



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Third Vear— First T 
and Logic. Second Tr 
Third Term; Latin, Mis 

The foll.iwing sludie, 
Ceohigy, Astronomy and 



health, e. 



tlogy. Political Kcrmomy 
■ and Knglish History. 



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^ ci.-clivc during the thir 


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rvcying, 


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irse satisfactorily, are i 


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.sin life; that that education is. 


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nimpaired 


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than at 


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nhcrger will assume the 


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led hy an 


efficient corps of firs(-el 


ss teachers 





school will he cheerfully given upor 
of the Board of Directors, Westlield 



organizalion was held in the 
owned hy Nathan II. Clark. 



I the fin 



of wo 



feet. 



This 
ling th 



c|uarlcrly 



d from each other by a log partition. The 
s .if the society, and cost but little. It was 
n down and succeeded by the present build- 
711 feet, and was erected nt a cost of about 
, Westlield was apjioiuled as the place for 
f all the monlbly meetings in the county. 



Mrcn's niectii 



, John Cli 
>liiry Ha 



Th. 



as Iciin.l to be of uncom- 
is (piite comniodious anil 
eaih Sabbath, before the 
lool is held. The (ollow- 
society: Isaac Haldwin, 
I'll, John Hales, Anna M. 
In LS.U or 18(2, the 
liieh stood on the land of 
in Ibis congregation, and 
meelings were held in the same cabin until two years later, when a holise of 
worship was erected. Thi.s congregation was composed of members who were 
radically anti-slavery in sentiment, and had withdrawn from tlie Wcstficld 
monthly meeting on that account, and Hnally united with the Anti-slavery 
Friends. In 1H.J5. they re-organir.cd at Kagletnwn, and erected a comfortjiblo 
iioiise, in which meetings have since been regularly condueted. It is a pre- 
parative meeting, with monthly meetings held every alternate month. The 
congregation now nnmliers about one hundred and thirty members. The Sab- 
bath school has an average attendance of fiflecn scholars. It is conducted 
during nine months of the year by U. H. Moore, Superintendent. 



ll'e.*y,N, JAMo,^V^— The Wesleyan Methodist denomination first orgai 
izcd at Wcstficld, in January, 1814, under Hev. J. h. Pfiiff. M. I). .M 
Pfair wa.s succeeded by Hev. Alexander Ucywood, and after him came a nun 
her of ministers, warm in their advocacy of the Anti-slavery cause. This wi 
also the scntimint of the congregalion, whose principles were bravely mail 
lained, notwilbslainbng unoc violent upposiiion. The kindness of its uiembei 



and their c 
owes his li 
its imiiorlar 
Wcsli-yans ii 
Within 
large acecssi 
capable of a 
18.)i;. Iheyc 



utors will be ri'iiiembercd by many a poor fugitive slave who 
to the "underground railway," which, at Wcstficld, had one of 

some of the Friends of that town. 

years aRcr organization, the Wesleyan congregation reeeivid 
to its meinbership, so that the private houses were no longer 
•ding the neecfto^arv facilities for conducting public worship. In 
ted their present house of worship, nt a co.st of $1 ,.")lllt. Dining 
the intervening years, the luembersliip of the church lias experienced ."nine 

and redneiious in religions congregations. It is now under the pastoral care 
of llev. K. Tctcr, and has a mcmberKliip of fifty. 

riir r,im» Climimn /(a,,./.— This society was organized in the year 
1S.->!P, at Sehoolhouse No. 11, near Kagletown, and coutinncil to ei.n.luct serv- 
ices at that place .about a year. At the end of that [leriod, they erected a 
house of worship, half a mile cast of JOagletown, It was delHUniuated the 
" Union nine." Within a few years, the principal meinberw moved to otiier 
]ilaces, and the numbers became much reduced. There were scarcely enough 
left to maintain an organization, and the chnrch building was donated to the 
roiled Hrethrcn, reserving its use for meetings of the Christian Hand when 
wanted by them for that purpose. The building was moved by the latter 



",( /Irctlirri, 



were about twcnty-fivi 
illoii, Winsett and Shi 



llani- 



le Cnited Hrethrcn organized in IStO i 
log church, half a mile south of Kaglet 
'iiibers at the dale of organization, and 
were the early ministers. 
About twelve years hiter, they removed their building to Fagleliovn, and 
continued to worship in the log church for several years. Froui the usual 
causes, their membership became greatly reduced, but they still maintained 

times by lOlders Nye and Brock, and Hev. Foriics. resulted iu large aeeessions 

Uev. (icorge Wiley, and has thirly-eiglit members. A union Sabbath school 
is condueled in the building, under the superintendence of K. E. Neal. Aver- 
age alien. lance, Ihirly scholars. 

('.oo/iryn/ooor/.— In IS.'i,-), the Coligreg.ational Chnrch was organized at 
Wesifi.'ld, by Hev. Jabez Neal. and several years later, a lioii.-^e of worship 
was creeled, at an expense of Sl,.-)bll, and 830(1 additional for Ihe bell. The 
church pros]iered for several years, and its membership increased ; but linally 
its members became scattered, and other untoward events so militaled against 
its interests that the organization could no longer be luaintaiDcd ; and. during 

M,ilm,h\l Ephcniml.—hx IStl."), Kev. J. V. li. ,Miller. Pnsiding Khler. 
sent Itov. John Sniay. to Wcstficld, for the purpose of organizing a cIilss o>^ 
the MrlhoilisI Episcopal denomination at tli.it point. There were'twenty/ve 

Congregational society. In 1S(!7, Hev, Cieorge Havens sueeeeded Uev. Suiav 
as Pastor of the chureli. He continued as such until IStiH, when ho was snc- 
ceeded by Hev. J. H. Smith. In 18ll!l, llev. F. A. Fish was the Pn.stor, 
assi.«led by Itevs. O. II. Harrison and A. N. Cottingliam. In 1H7II, Hev. 
Samuel Lamb was Pastor, and Hev. William lirown, ns,Mslant. Mr. Lamb 
was snececded in IH71, by Hev. MeCaig, who was followed by Hev. AVilliam 
Peek, in 1872. Hev. William Hl.ake was his sneccRsor in 1871. Rev. A. 
>I. Kcrwood was the Pastor in 1875, and was followed by Hev. Kli Hamrell, 
who continued in the pusioral relation during the years I87G-77-78. His 
successor was Hev. William Parr, the jircsent Pastor, 
h now has a membership of seventy-five. 



The elii 



THE TOWN OF WESTFIELP. 

by Ambrose Osborn, Simon Moon and Asa Bales, 

ginal plat contained forty-eight lota, 

511 was made by Aso 



Wcstficld wai 
on the filh day of May, 18.11. Th 
82 J feet front, and 166i feet deep. The fi 



WA.'^aiNGTON TOWNSHIP. 



April r>, 18:i7, consistin^n|■ oiglitccn lotB, each SL'ixlSfij feci. Tlic 
ninile li.y Mr. l!nle,,, Aiifiust 22. 1837, nml the third by 



Levi H. Hnwiimn 



A-a Itiilcs opened Ihc fir.'<t eloro in WestficKl, in lS:i2, hefcrc it wns Inid 
off into Iciwn loti. Ilecundueted n succes.slul hiLsine-^s, nnd kept a frond slock. 
The veteran merchant ol' tlie town i» Mr. isiac WiMianis, wlin is still e.in- 
duclin^' a snece.wrul hu.'.ine.s.s in the iMiihlin- in vi-hieh he he);nu tliirtj-fivc 
years a;,'o, lie came tu Hamilton Oiunty in the fail of IS:!;t, and entered n 
tract of land in Section :iri, Township 111, ]!an-c 3, a portion of wliieh ho 
cleared, and was cn^'n-ed in farniin- until 1M4.J. In tlial year, lie emharked 
in the mercantile hnsinc.ss with Mr. L. 1{. Howman. At that lime, they were 
Ihc only merchants in town, altlioM;;li there had heen others, and new stores 
were cslahli.shed within a wry few years aOcr. Suh.ser|Uenlly, Mr. Williams 
pnrchased the interest of Mr. Howman, and hceanie sole proprietor of the 
store. In 1 t<.-,:i, he as.sociatcd H. W. Williams with him as partner. This 

finn. Mr. Williams a^^ain become sole proprietor, and has since continued to 
conduct the hnsini'ss alone. 

The firm of Howinan, Kenyon ■»; i'oc. wcr,- prominent nino.if; the early 
mcnhanls of the town, and ke|.t a lar-c and wcllwlcclcd stock of gond.s in a 
hnil.iinn on the corner now occupied l.y the store of W. H. Conklin. 



the firms now doin;; business in Westfidd ; fien- 
Hams and II. J. Ileatherington & Son ; dings, 
llivcr II. Itrown ; grneerii'S, I>avis .^ rcnniiiglon 
i.lcrtakers and furniture dealers, J. W. Ilialt and 
>lio,. maker, Samuel Carson; wagon-maker, li. F, 
■lair, (i. W. Smut, DttiginsA I'faft; William Dnig- 
ins ; carpenters, .James Vow, William Millis, .S. Dyers ; I'ninter, Wesley Jlillis ; 
harness and saddle maker, Oscar lirowii ; tinner, llolicrt llrown ; meal mar- 
ket, Ilaworlli * Wells; hotels, .M. .Nori ham, Th..mas I'llilT ( Tfafl' House i; 
millimrs, .Miss I'hche Howman, Mr.s. M. J. I'faff, Mrs. M. J. Hallard ; 
nursery, James Sanders; barbers, Nelson Pliillips, .lolin Hurtwcll ; jdiysieians, 
Hrs. .r. I,. Howman, H. F. C'oirm, V. KIlis, S. ('. Dove, J. H. I'ettijcdin, ,1. 
M. Kane. 

V. M. Am. It Is ,„„. „r tl,.. ol.i.-i l,l;,rk.„,,ll,s in the county, and ecitainly 

ll Idcsl in WcMlirld II.' .inn.' I., lliw t.,un in IS.", I, au.l lighted the fires 

..f his lorg.. in 111,. I.uil.iing a.l,|..iMing the wag..n--h..p ..f U. F. rfaff. Here 
he wiirked in.hislrionsly f..r many y.-ars, anil hrged out many an implement 
of agriculture f..r his pi.meer ueighh..ra ; but age has laid its bands upon liini 



Will,,,m 


1. I'.iMkliM a 


an.l .l;,Mi. 


s .\ W,ll,.„„s 


Haphiol 


lalli.r.l . I.....t 


I'lair. Ml. 


■kMuilhs. .I..hl 



grea 



.■si fr..i 



*,■„,„ 
Wcstfiehl, i 



ilit.r.sl to .Jonathan K, I'ik.-. »li.., in IS.->7, s.ild to Micajah C. While ,t Co. 
About a year later, Wliii.^ ,V C. s-.M l.i .Joshua Wilsmi, and in IH.W, Mr. 

Wilson w.ld bis interest I.. .J. 1. S. us. Jn 1SI!2, Mr. Seinans atlaelied an 

ad.lilion 1.1 the biiil.ling an.l fill. .1 it up with the necessary mnehinery for n 
w.aden-inill. In iHIll, Mr. Keainans s.ild a lialf-intere.st to Jahez Neal, and 
Ihr.'e years later, sold the other half to Abncr Atkison. Thomas Stout pur- 
chase.l Ihe interest of .Jahcz Neal in lHfi8, at whieli time, the establi.shincnt 
was rifitteil with a new boiler and engine. In the same year, Abner Atkison 
sold bis interest to Stephen Harvey, ami Mr. Stout did likewise in 1871. J. 
ti. Scinans held a mortgage against the mill, which, up to this time, bad not 
been paid. Suit was accor.liiigly instituted, an.l a judgment obtained against 
the mill, au.l Mr. S.nians purchased it at SberilTs sale, in May, 1871. He 
took poshi'ssion in March, 1872, since which time, ho has conducted it alone. 

The mill buil.ling is a frame structure, 37i-10 feet, ihr 
manufacturing capacity of sixty barrels of flour per day. 

The woolen-mill has not been in operation 
trade prior to that time. 



73, but enjoyed a pood 



•IW/.-Z. C. Barker & liros. embarked in this business at 
spring of 1877. The machinery of their estahlishment eon- 

Thc mill biiil.ling is frame, 22x811 feet. They saw an average of 5,000 feet o( 
lumiicr daily, and employ four men. 

r,niHery.—\. Iv. Fun.lcrburgh and .lo.seph Conklin began this bu.simss 
in 18r.!l, ina building situated on IVnn .street. During the late war, Mr. 
Conklin s.dd his interest to Mr. Fun.lerburgh, and enlisted in the Union 
army. He was killed at Atlanta, Ga., in 18i;3. Soon after his retirement' 
from the firm, Mr. Fuiidcrimrgh sohl a half-inlcrcst to J. F. Vow, and moved 
Ihe establishment to its present location, in the west end of Wcslfield. This 
building was erected by iMordaeai White, and ojierate.l by him as a tannery. 
It lias twelve vnis, and tlic goods manufactured are sold exclusively in tlio 
home market. 

Jlo^oii ,S7io;).— This building, situated in the norlhern part of Wcslfield, 

se.s.sion of various parlies, and, in 18111, was purchascl by .lolin JIaulsby and 
converted into a wagon an.l carriage shop. Its present proprietor, A. h. 
Barker, w.as then serving in the Union army, and, at the expiration of liis 
term of enlistment, returned home and formed a copartnership with Mr. 
Maulsby. The laller suhse.(uently enlisted in the Union service, and starved 
to death in Libby Prison. Mr. liarker then purchased the interest of Mr. 
Maulsby, and has since conducted the business alone. He manufactures car- 
riages and spring w.agons, making a specialty of repairing and trimming, cm- 
ploying fnun three to five men. 



II>.,(/,VV,/ f.,„l,,r, X„. Ho, A., F. ,<■ A. .lA— Was organized und.r dispensa- 
tion in .June, 18.')ll, with the following charter members: G. W. While, Na- 
thaniel White, John Seolt, B. H. Williams, S. S. While, J. h. Semans and 
William Haines. 

The lodge worked under dispensatiim until the session of Ihc Grand Lodge 
in lsr>l,wlien a eliarter was granted. The first oiricers were as folhiws: 
George While, W. M. ; Nathaniel White, S. W. ; John Scott, J. W. 

Th.' Iii>l m.i'liiig washel.l in a buihling tlieii occupied by Talbert & White. 
.\n. ruiir.i Hi.' 111. .lings were held in a building owned by the fraternity, cast 
of tli.ir pi.'seni l.,.lge-rooni, until 1853. In that year, they purclia.scil the 

bold regular meclings at this place. The lodge is in good working order; and 
financially prosperous. The present number of members in gooil standing is 
twenty-nine. The following-name.l gentlemen are the officers for 1880: 
Thomas J. Lindlcy, W. M. ; J. A. Williams, S. W. ; J. M. Kane, J. W. ; 
U. F. Ilershcy, Treasurer; I.^.aae W. liuby. Secretary; A. F. Fuii.leri.nr.', S. 
; .loshua Copelanil, II. Barker. William Millis, Stew- 



; J. H. While, , 



organized February 23, 
vright, S. I!. .McCole, W. 



KiO. I. 0. 0. F.—W 
IH.-,.-,, with five charier members, viz.: G. F. Wa 
A. Wainwright, S. O. iMcMiirtry, II. G. Kenyon. 

The lodge was instituted by Jcdin I'ontious, 1). D. G. M., as.sisleil by sev- 
eral brothers from Noblcsville. On the night of institution, pcliliims for mcin- 
hcishiii were received from M'illiam H. Jackson, George While, Jonathan K. 
I'ike, M. D. Sloucmnn, A. V. Talbot, Charics Kenyon, William A. I'lafi-, 
William Haines, S.'lbnrn White an.l M. C. White. Bu,«iness wa.s then sus- 
pen.lc.l, au.l ihe cau.lidales were initiated, with the exceplinn of M. D. Stonc- 

Gcorge White, W. II. Jackson, William A. I'falT, William llain.s. Charics 
Kenyon and S. White. The follnwiMg gcnilciuen were Ihe first officers of the 
lodge: H. G. Kenyon, N. G. ; S. 0. Me.Murty, V. G. ; William A. Tfair, 
Secretary ; W, H. Jackson, Treasurer. 

The fit^t meeting wiw held in the hall of Westfiel.l Lodge, No. IIH, F. & 
A. M., whieli continued lo be the place of meeting for several years. In the 
meantime, the mcinbership iiicreascil, and ihe lodge purcha.sed iM No. 3, in tho 
town of Wcslfield, in the spring of 1805, and remodeled the building which 

Tho lodge is in good financial condition, with as.sets valued at $1,000. It 
has an active membership of twenty. The officers for the present t^nn arc as 
follows: JamcB A. Williams, N. G. ; William M. Millis, V. 0.; D. M. Jones, 
Secretary ; A. E. Funderburgh, Treasurer. 

Wcsljicld Literary Club. — The Wcslfield Literary Club was organized 
August 6, 1877, with tho following charter members: F. G. Brown, Encai 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 

Il.i.tlnrinirlnll, Williali. Min.U'lllir.11, 1). 



■ , rocpivcd frmu the ilciiarlnicnt tlii» i|iii\rtcr, 82 4(1.7" ; nuiount of pcwtnL'C 
iiips, iluc slamiw, staiu|ic<l envelopes, etc , soM lliis iiunrlor, 8144.!m." 
The first uinney-nriler was issued fmiii lliis ofliee Au^mihI 4, 1.S71. Tlic 
i..unt, iviis 84.'). Tlic lar-e.st onlor of this jenr (ISSO), wn3 is.suo.l Mnreli :i. 



vsidi^nts and Town 
,■; I S.-,4, William I 

,H.njan,inWl ler 

, Henjai.iinWluvlcr 
ienjaniin Whcelor; 
■. M. .\rm'l(; IS. 



i ISSO: 
Beak ; 



nllis, Jolin C. ITafl- 1 



imc are as f,.llui 
,',• I'islior, .Fnlin 
llouk, the pn-s 



■; IS 

NiSenjarnin Wheeler; 
I . Benjamin Wheeler ; 

A. K. I'Mml.Thnrgh ; 
. M. Arnett; ISIJS, 
Vl,,,-; 1871, Calvin 
-7l..r B. I'ettijohn; 

II. I'etfijnhn; 1S7.S 

,i,]i,.. (iik.s— i,«.->;i, 

. IS,-,.1,().|-. Brown; 

Itnl.h; Ifillll, Wiley 

\. M. Arnelt; 18(11, 

■iek.r; 1S(;7, A. P. 

1^7(1, (i. N. Ilollis; 

llollis; 1.874, (). L. 
M77, It. ('. Sheriek; 

Marker. 



.lolin S. Conklin, .Tohn C. 
■rr, .John Patterson, I'Vank 
ineiimhent. 



.inle.l I'osduasler. T 


odiie \ 


now oee.ipi,.! I,y the r 


siileneu 1 


ness in a pioneer l..wn 


nay he , 


s: "F.on, .Mav 1" lo 




, other offiees during (1 


i^ "•I'-'- 


ofliee dnrinH this ipia 




ler for this ipiarler, .'i:! 


i-cnl"." 


Mr. Williams kept llo. 


.Iliee not 


rfTO White, who mr,v..l 


Ihe ollie, 



of W. II. 



, ill a huildiiif; whieh sloo.l on the 
. Kenyoii. An idea of (he postal 
.>ni tlie first report, whieli is as fiil- 
po.slaj;e on unpaid letters received 
I ; posla.L-e on paid letters sent from 
L'^Te;;ate, 81. .1.4; revenue of Post- 

is.'ill, when ho was sueeecded by 

iiildioi; whieh stood on (ho eorner 

Harrison (ioodwin was the next 

linj:m.woeenpiedhy.).W. llialt. 



U. T. Miller was appointed hy I'reMdent Bii.haiian, an.l kept the nlliec in the 
Kiiitdio;: now oeeiipii'd hy Marker's wa;;()ri shop, lie was sueuceded hy Nathan 
Ovrnoiio, and ihe olliee was moved to the eorner now occujiied hy Brown's 
dro- -tore. Me was Ho.eerd.d by A. V. Talbot, who kept the office in the 
same liiiildioL'. .lohn Wade, the next Postni.T.stcr, moved tho ofliee to the 
hnildiii;: now oeeupieil hy .Janie-s A. Williams' ^Toeery. Joel Denny was his 
sueeessor, and kei)t Ihe ofliee in the same bnildin;;. lie was succeeded by Mrs. 
Kvelyn Conklin, and tlie ofliee wits nmvcd to the lot now occupied hy the res- 
ideoee of .lames A. Williams. Henry Wicker succeeded Mrs. Conklin, and 
kept the ofliee in Ihe bnildinn now oeeupied by Ilaworth & Wells. Caleb 
.>lills was Ihe next Posiniaster, and kept the office in the same building'. It 
was removed hy his sueeessor, Oliver IF. Brown, to his store on the eorner, 
where it remained until 1877. In that year .T. W. Davis was niipointed Post- 
master, and still fills that position. The ofliee is now kept in the store of 
Davis ^ Penninnlon. The following is an extract from the Poslnnister's report 
for the (jiiarter ending Dceemher !tl, 187II: "Amount of post.ige stamps, pos- 
tage due stamps, stamped envelopes, postal cards, etc., on band nt close of lost 
(|unrtcr, 8111.87 ; amount of postage stnmpa, duo stAmps, stamped envelopes, 



w.urmws. 




Inotoi, Ihe land of .les 


~o W 


•asl, 1 the land of Kp 


irain 



foU 



teen lots iionihered from one to foiirleen inehisive. It was laid out by Jes 
Waller and Kphraini .Stout March 21, 18*8. In November, IS.-m, an ad.l 
tion of eighteen lots wa.s made by Je.ssc Waller, and a second addition w 
made hy lOlijah Davis, in 18.5.3. The only bnsiness-liouse in the village is tl 



gene 



merchandise cstabliiihinent i 



w. c. x< 



K'ljlclon-n riminuj Milh.—'nw building was creeled about the year 
18(J.">, hy N. White and ^^amuel and .Joscpii Cloud, who o|KTated tlie mill 
nboiil four ye.irs,then sold it to Imri Hunt. About twoye.ars later, Mr. Hunt 
sold to Henry Deer, who operated it about three years, and sold it to Cieor.L'c 
Hamilton. .Mr. Hamilton removed the machinery to Fisher's Station, in IM- 
awarc Township, and sold the building to Inman Brothers in the spring of 
1874. They refitted it with new machinery, and now conduct it a.s a first-class 



S'lw Mil/.—Uomy Coueli be.gan the cr 
the latter jiart of the year 1877, and fir.st p 
The building is frame, 2r.xlI0 fn-t. eonta 
(twenlyd.or.«e.poweri,a double circular saw 
mill. The amount of lumber sawed daily 

Mr. Couch came to Kagletown in 1S7:1 
buying and selling fine Norman and Cly.l 
ner.ship with S. H. Smith in the fall of H 
their enler]irisc. 

.11)1,1,1 K 

is a small village in the we-tern pari of Ihe I 
fi.llows: I,ewis Bowers, dry g.mds and g 



lion of the Kaglelown saw-mill in 
it in operation January 1, 1878. 
ing a slalimiary boiler and engine 
md the u.snal appliances of a saw- 
erages 4,IKI0 feet, principally oak 

md embarked in the enterprise of 
dale horses, and formed a eopart- 
0. They have made a sueeess of 



IlKNliV II. HODiilN. 

The origin of ihc numerous families of this iie in the I'nited Stal 

ilates hack to the emigralion of two brolhers of Ihal name from England, at 
their selllement in one of the Kngli.sh eoloni 

.losepb Hodgin, the paternal grandfatln 
Nortli Carolina, where was married, and, in 
State with his family, and settled in Bandol 
and died at an advanced a.ire. He was the 
Klias, Nalhan, Henjamiu, Tilnias, A.senalh 
ones now living are Klias, Nalhan and Benji 

Klias was born at the oM North Carolina home in 1802. was reared and 
educated a farmer, which has been his occupation through life. In his young 
manhood, he was married lo Matilda Perkins, of the same place. He remained 
in North Carolina until 1848, when, owing lo his disgu.sl and hostility to the 
institution of slavery, be delermined lo sell out and remove North into a free 
SlaU\ He decided lo join his father's family in Indiana, who had previously 
left, North Carolina for the same cause. On his arrival in Indiana, he at first 
settled in Wayne County, and, after a few years, ho pHreha.sed a small tract 
of land in the township of Washington, Ilandlton County, on which he set- 
tled, and ha.s ever since resided in that vicinity. Some years later, ho was 
bereaved in tho death of tho wife and companion of his youth, She was 
Ihc mother of seven children— Uvina, Kra.stus, Ascnalh. Jo.«epb, Minerva, 
John an.l Henry II. Of these, all arc living, except Jo,seph and John, 
and all are married and reside in Hamilton County. Subseipiently, Mr. 
Eliafl Hodgin w.aa mariied to MIrs Mary Bales, a native of Virginia, by 
whom he bad no children. At tho lime tho family first settled in Indi- 
ana, they were in very limited eircumstanecs, but hy good management, 
econotuy and persevering industry, the eutiro family is at this timo iu tho 
enjoyment of comfortable homes, and a liberal competency of this world's goods. 



nt Ihe South. 

fter yeais, eniigrated from that 
County, Ind., where he resided 
Iher of seven ehildren— James, 
d Hachel. Of these, the only 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 



139 



! own business 






Tlu' old p.nllciuan, .illlinufrli al lliia time in his scvcnt.y- 

nffairs willi tlic same shrewd judpncnt anil al)ility of llis yo 
ns well as tlie whole family, on his falher's i<iclc, as lar Imek 
be traeed, have been worthy members of the denomination 
or Quakers. 

llc-nry II. Ilod-in, the yoiiii-esl of this family, was born on (he 3d day of 
December, I8KI, at the old North Carolina home of his father, and was about 
eiLdit years of a-e when the family rame to Imliana. The days of his boy- 
schools, anil the balance of the time in workin;^ on the farm, ehoppiii 
burning; an.l clearin- off the limber from the new lands of his father. His 

study, iiiilil he reached his majority, when, on (he 3d ilay of April, ISlli, he 
was united in marria-e to Miss Ann C. liahlwin, dau^diter of Pavid and 
,Mary Haldwin, old residents of the same township. Shortly after his mar- 
riage, he settled on the same farm on which his father first settled in Wa.sli- 
in;:trm Township, where he has continued to reside ever since. i\Ir. IIod;:in, 
while mana^rin;: his farm, has, at various times, also been en;:a;:ed in dealing in 
stock, and in the purchase of lar^re fpiantities of black walnut timber and 
luiijbcr for shippin-. He owns a fertile and productive farm of 12C ncres, 
with a 6ne resblence and comfortable out-buildiuL's. 

Tor the last ten or twelve years, Mr. Ilod(;in h.as been a close student of 
the Hiblc. and has ^'iven much time and attcndon to the Sabbath schools in 
hi- viiiiiity. and in 1^77, he commenced in the ministrations of (he Gospel ns 
a pici.li.r. Milder I lie authority of the church or Society of Friends, and at 
ihi- liiMc i- Biill studyiii- and |ierfectin^' himself for that work. In the spring 
i.r 1S78, hewas placi'd in nomination by the liepublican party, and in tlio 
following October was elected one of (he Commissioners of Hamilton County. 
He and hi" excellent wife are the parents of three sons— Ellis, Alliert and 
Kvcrilt. The portrait "f Mr. H.id-in is to be found in the proup of county 
offiei.ilson nnolliiTpnucoftbis work. 



S L. liENSON, M. D., 

riuilf.ird County, N. C. When about the ajre of 
totbeSt.ileof()liio,settlinf,'uponafarm. As soon 
lit a;:.', be devoted his encr;:ics to tilling the soil 
iile diiriiiL- III.. se of winter he gave his close a((end- 
bl^ ei'_dii. .iiih year, and having ac.piired n fair 



Dr. IJcnson's religious faith attaches him to (he Prcsby(erian denomina- 
Hc is n member of (he order of Free nnd Accepted i^Iasons, is one of the 
rer ye^rs. He, " Koyal Arch," nnd one of the oldest Masons in Hamilton County. In poli- 
the history can tics, he is n Pemoerat. 

As a reward for many years of earnest toil, he has accumulated ainindnntly 
of this world's goods, nn.l has been taught by experience how to care for the 



He 






and 



the fal 



of twelve chihl 



IS of the common he is remarkably well preserved, 
chopping, logging, 



sty third ye 



niOMAS .1. LIMII,KY 



lilcs north of West- 



idio^ a p.,. 



Stale of Ke 
_■ I'rof John 



settled i 

•ntlydei 
uighl he 
Nor do : 
lan( alle 
■cd by n 



In his twenty-second year, he eios.scd the Ohio Itiver into 

berle. llemaining (wo years under his instruction, he re- 

.n. Two years later, he removed to Lewis County, Mo., but, 
nail) there about one year, he retraced his stejis to Indiana 
liltoii County. Finally, he located permanently nt Wcstfield 
where his iiracdee since has been very extensive. He is 

rations of money nione s n to prompt his industry nnd his 

1 every case under his chnrge. Hatlier does ho seem (o bo 
•ngeriicss to tliscover in the varied 
feature in imthology cnlculalcd to 



iinanity, an 
1 disability, 



Nor is his beneficence 

vcrsity. Is a member of 

member of the State Medi 

same nt every regular nice 

In the wnr of the rcl 



iward the si. 
dy. While 



disabled grenter (ha 



i charity 



no nicndieant ever went hungry from his door, 
liana Me.lical College and nl.so of Under Uni- 
lainiltoii County Medical Society, nnd nlso n 
ciety of Indiana, having been n delegate to the 
nee \tfi organization. 

he served in the capacity of Surgeon in the 
for the Union. He wna with Oen. Grant nt (ho tnkingof Vicksburg,nnd 
was also commi.ssioned by Gov. Morton to recruit n company for the Ono Hun- 
dred and Thirtieth Uegiment Indiana Volunteers, thus organizing ono of the 
that went from Hamilton County to the war. 



was born October 7. 1S.13, on (he old hoin 
field, Hamilton County, where he now resides. 

His father, Aaron Lindley, was n native of North Carolina, nnil emigrated 
to this county nearly fif>y years ago. Soon after his arrival, lie married Miss 
Klizabeth B. Carey, of Morgan County, Ind., to which place she had come 
with her parents when cpii(e a young child. Miss Carey was the second wife 
of Mr. I.indley, and (he nio(her of the subject of (his sketch. 

The earlier portion of Mr. Mndley's life wns p.isscd upon his father's farm, 
working nt the various duties he was able to perform, nnd attending the district 
schools. When he was almut thirteen yearsof age, hisfatherdied. Thissadevent 
interfered materially with his studi.-s, ns he wn.s out of school nearly two years. 
In 1S.5S, he entered the school of Prof liarnabas C. Hnbbs, nt Bloomingdnlc, 
I'arke County. In August, l.Sbtl, he entered the Adrian College, «t Adrian, 
Mich., where he remained until the outbreak of the war of the rebelli.in. Karly 
in October, 18(11, he returned home, and, on the 18th day of that month, en- 
listed in Co. II. Fifty-seventh Uegiment Indiana Volunteers, and served nearly 
two vears. In August. 18G3, he was discharged on account of physical 
disability. During the following winter he taught school. 

In the ..<|iring of )8(i-l. he again enlisted, (his (inie in Company B, One 
Hun.lred anil Thirty-sixth R.-gimcnt Imliana Volunteers, for one hundred 
d.iy.s. He served his term of enlistment in this regiment ns color-bearer, and 
was honorably discharged in Sciitember, 18(il. 

During the f.dlowing winter, he taught school in the home district, nnd, 
in April, 18(!.*>, again enlis(cd, this time in the One Hundred nnd Forty-seventh 
Itegiment Indiana Volunteers, for one year. He was mustered out with his 
regiment in Augu.^t following, with the rank of Lieutenant. 

In IHII.-i, he was elected by (he Ucpublicnn party, by n majority of 1,3(10, 
Sheriff of Hamilton County, which othcc he filled to his own credit nnd to the 
satisfaction of his eonstituen(s. At the expiration of his term, he returned to 
his farm, where he has since resided. 

In 1878, he was ch'cted by the Itcpubliean party to represent Hamilton 
County in (he (ien<rnl Assembly of (be S(nte. During the session, he served 
upon the Committees on Tem].crance. Dykes and Drains, and Affairs of the 
city of Indianapolis, ami had the honor of snbmilling to the House the 
minority report on the famous metropolitan police bill. Mr. Lindley is the 
|.iescnt nominee on (he Ucpublicnn ticket for Iteprescntntive of Hnmilton 
County. He is n life-long liepublican. Being the son of Quaker parents, the 
love of universal liberty and e.piality before the law was bred in him, and, in 
the old slavery days, his blood h.is ofVen boiled, nnd his henrt filled with sym- 
pathy, at the recital by fugitive slaves of their wrongs nt the hands of cruel 

Mr. Liudley's father, aii.l he well remembers the pitiful stories (old by them, 
nnd the evi.lenccs of (heir truth ns exhibited in their Bcarrc<l backs, red from 
the hush of the cruel master. 

In 18(17, Mr. Lindley . 
Harrison Coiin(y, Ohio. ,■■ 
of Archibald nnd Susannah 

Four children have eon 
Laura Lee and Mnbel Clnn 
of li((le Lnum I-ee, who, w 
dismnlly through the t 

Mr. Lindley is on. 



as united in marriage to M 
lie was born August 18, 181 



lie J. Blair, of 
is the daughter 



'. to bless their home, viz.: Archibald, Georgiann, 

Ono sad affliction hns befallen them, in tha loss 

en the bleak, cold winds of last November wailed 



a, left them, to tread the shining ( 



of the goldoi 



3C of the most thorough and successful formers in the 
county. Seen in his elegant home, surrounded by his interesting family, and 
admired by n largo circle of friends, ono cannot help hoj-ing that his hnppy and 
useful career may, as it promisca to bo, prolonged a half-century yet. 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 






1(1, T" 
Th.' I.. 
Un.r 



niv:. „f lliirlv-fivs,,,i;,r,Mnii,-s; While 






i„;,r (li,- nnl.r (lii.-y Cnrk :umI .Mii.l Ciwk fl,»v ll,r.,ugli tlic 

I'll.- sMir;,..' is ,.r nri ini.iuhitin- il.nr:ic-lir. :ifl„r,lih- cxirlloiit nut. 
,-. Til.- s..il is a li.-li l.ii.m, will, a M.lislrahim „f .sinij ill llic 
h.- -^L.-aiMs. Ii is v.-ry f.Ttii,-. ai.-l tli. lariii-. an- iiiiif.irinly fine. 
.1,, ..al, a-li, luanl,- ali.l' |...|.la|- «.■..■ Ill- i.nn. l|,al vari.-lics of tiui- 



.m Sec-lion 2. Timl wiiili-r jiassciJ 
111.1 was npcii|iic(l l>y llii-iii in f.-llinf,' 
Oil- tlie next spiin-'s «,.rk. 



■ Cli-niL-nt Tasswalcrs, Wi 



liniluT Ihini lli,-ir lan.Is, an.l ,,ro|iariii 

Karl)- in llu- v.-ar 1S2I, Milo Husli st 
1 iin|.r.iv.-.l n farm, aii.I later in llie sai 
vi.ls.in, Klijah (Irin-.-yan.l I'el.-r I'ass 

liiwiisliip. In this yi-ar, Davi.l Osli.irn set nut the first oreliaril 
iiisliip. The tri.-os, wliieh have n.iw ;rn>wn In ;:i:.'antic projiortii 
IhriHy c.in.liti.)n, nn.l ore annually la.l.-ii with fruit. William 



ettlcd 






'oliahl 



tier, 



liard 



.n Ills far 


11 an siioii as 1 


ike that 


nn theOsli.ir 


lexl s.'ll 


•rs w.-re Jan 


•"..iH-ar.l I 


ayt..li, «li.. ea 



la.l <'lear,-.l Biilli.-ient f;r.iiincl for it. This orehar.I, 
farm, is .still in gnnil nr.ler anil very fruitful. The 
M.Kinzi.-, I'arnell Covcrdale, Eli Covenlale an.l 
' in lS2i:. In the followin- year, Nathan I). Sh.ie- 
niaker settleil nn S.-etinn 2, .Inhn .Snoil.^'ra.s.s on Section :iO,and Ciilvin Gran-cr 
ill Ihe west pari of liie township. Wcldnn I'^ssinfjlnn settled on Section 1, in 
182.S, and John Fry on S.-.-lion 111), in 182',). Peter Lenncn settled nn Sec- 
tion "i in lS:ill, an.l Samuel Lenncn on .'Coition IH in the same year. The 
si-tth-rs of 1h:U ami 1m:;2 w.-r.- Josepli W. Dean, wlin loeatCTl on Seetinn 11, 
I'hilip Carr nn S.-eli.m 1, li.-nj.amin I'ur.liim on Seeti.m 10 and John Addil 
hon on Seetinn II. In 1X'X\, William iin.l S.iloinon Uritlon scltlc.l on Section 
5, and llczekiali Pool on Section 12. Tiic years IHIU and IS.'l.j were marked 
liy a larpc influx of settlers, wlio entered land in the followiof; order: 

1 8.14— Charles V. Covenlale, John Wiseman, Henry L. liureham. Berry 
Mill.-r, Joseph Whelsell, Thomas Hiehardson, Jacoh Wi.scnmn, William Al.lrc.1, 
William Stephens, John Siinmcrman and Samuel Fisher. 

1h:).'i — John J. Halicoek, John Storey, Jnmcs Frecl, Samuel Opdyke, 
tieorce lle.lic, Martin Harnhijer and Peter Iloyer. 

Ily this time all the land in the township had hccn entered, portions of it 
liy capitalists who were not settlers, and whose names do not belong in a list 



K... 



mile. This w.ns tlie first roa.l .ipene.l tlir..u-li a 
Its course is across the .soutliwcst corner for a 
Nohl.sville and I'eiiillctoii Hoad was the next puhlie highway, 
travcleil th.iroii^difare in the early d.iys. In fact, it was then tli 
avenue of roiniiniiiieation hetwcen the two settlements. It lrii\ 
ship in a soutli.-asterly 'iircclioii, and is now a good pike. Uanil 
iilar n.a.ls were ctit nut in early ilays t4( facilitate Iravi-I alxmt 



at Iheendnrea.h 
I nf the toMllship, 

if one mile. The 



:of 



Till- s,l,.,„llin,is.- wa- a liilli- 1..- .aliiii, which .stood on the farm of Philip Carr, 
an.l the i.a.h.r was a Mr. My.is, who.c salary was ma.lc up hy the citizens 

.'st;il.li^li.-.| in sii..i.'.liii- yarv, aicl 111.' Mili.seri|ition system reniaineil in vogue 
iiiiiil ill.- y. ar l.'i.'il. Th.' pr. - iii s\-i.iii of free education was then iuaugu- 

Ihe other in District N... 2. Tlic Trustees at that lime were Dr P. I' Whiie- 
M-ll, Ahrahaiii Xieholson, Thomas Richard.son, Jacoh Criill and J.-ss,- Fisher. 
Dining the years lS.-,7-.->.S-.-,n. there were eleven school hiiildiiigs completed 
in the various districts of the township. The pr.-.sont number of schoolhouses 
is Ihirtecn. In September, l.S,.i7, the school at Clarksvillc was organized a.s a 
gradeil sclinnl and conilucte.l as such fnr several successive .terms, but at the 
present time it is conducted without grades, like the district schools. Dr. P. 
P. Whitescll, D. D. Cuylor and J. It. Leonard constituted the Board of School 
Trustees of Clarksvillc when the school was first grailed, and were very earnest 
in their endeavors to establish and maintain at that town a school which would 
lie inferior to none in the county, and the teachers whom they cmplnyed were 
jiersons of marked ability ; hut a reduction of the wages of tcacliers had a 
depressing efTect upon the school at this town, and the hopes of its originators 
were not realized. Dr. Whitcsell still holds his position as one of the School 
Trustees, and Mr. C.aylor was succeedeil by T. J. Shoemaker in 187S. Mr. 
Leonard acted in this capacity one year, and was suceec.lcd, in 1SI18, by 
Ilobert liraltain. 

i.-iifnriiKs. 

Mrihn.tht A)>/.«m;>f,/.— The Methodists were the first who hchi religious 
meetings in the township. As early as lS2r), services were conducted by this 
denomination at the houses of Jcwejih Woddcll, John Hare and others. Rev. 
Havens and liev. lloyse were among the early ministers.. Services were con- 
ducted at private houses for a number of years before any steps were taken 
toward the organization of ft church, partly because the number of Methodist 
members was very small, and partly because the congregation was composed, in 
those d.iys, of jieople of various religious denominations. About tlic year 1835 
or IS.ffi.the first class in Ibotownsbip was organized, and held its weekly meet- 
ings at private houses for sevcrnl years. Then a log church was erected on 
Und donated for the purpose by Philip Carr. This building was occupied until 
1841;, when it was torn down, and replaced by the present frame edifice — 
" Bethel Church." Since the erection of the first church, services have been 
regularly continued. The present Pastor is Ilev. T. II. C. Beall. 

I'mon Chaprl.—ln ISIlti or 18:17, a class was organized with (he follow, 
ing members : John Castor and wife, Maj. Shelby and wife, Dorcas Hare, 
Sarah Oritfith, Polly Hare and Alexander Stephenson and wife. John Castor 



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Res.of GEORGE CORNELIUS. White River, Tp. Hamilton, Co. Ind. 



v.^tL : 






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Res.of D? P.P.WHITESELL.Cla rksville.Wayne.Tp. Hamilton.Co.Ind.|| w^^^^T^TR^HAMiLTON'c^'^iliB^ 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 



.at.nc»,l.v 
built. He 



; llic Pastor 



H.'v, I1...Im,i 



iii<lMi-.'M I],.' Ill I' II-.- |,l.n,,i,.;„,.| l!rv, liH«iii;u,,..li;n;cln-asllc, Iml., 

pri'iLlicl Iho ilt.li<;iit..|-,v s.riiini., Tlir . hnuii i. iihw un.lrr llio pnstoral cm- 
r.fllcv. T. H. C. Itiilli 

67-i-.'»^/"ii.— Tim Cliri-iian Cliimli wa- ur-iiMlz.'.! at Clarksvill,. in IKiin, 
l.y lU-v. Tlmnias H.ri.aii. ai,.| (Ik v..,irly liirl in llic M'linnll.onso for rnli-ious 
purjK'M's uiilil ISf;7. In lliat \rar liiry rmlr-I tiicir present house of worship 
111 Clarksvil!.', li.v. Iteinau wa- slili n. lini: in tlio pastoral relation nt that 

naineil one year. Itev. Kxline, the nest I'ns- 
Inr. reinaine.1 !».. years, nn.l was .sneeeeileil by Itev. liiittcrfleKl, who remained 
one y,.ar. l!ev. \nn Winkle, his sueee.ss,.r, re.naincil two years, and was fol- 
lowed by l!ev. Dale and Rev. While, wlio rcninined one year cneh. llev. 
David I'ranklin sueeeeded Mr. White and officiated for one 'year. After his 
relirrnn'Dt, there was an interval of one year, in wiiieh the ehiireh was witiioiit 
a I'aslor. It is now under the pastoral earc of liev. A. W. >rorris, of Noble.s- 
viile, and has a iiieinbersliip of one hundred and thirty. 

Si.,,,;/ Cirri- Grnwn, nii),thl C/ii-,r/,.— The soeiety was first or-anizcd 
in Wayne Township in IS.-.I or lS.-,2, and met nt private houses for several 
years, and later at. the district sehoolhouse. In IHdn, they erected their present 
house .if worship on the farm then owned by Hiram Kinch, now by A. J. Sohl. 
I'.ider Kli Caylor wxs the first Pastor, and acted in this capacity for about ten 
years. 

This cliureh, which now has a membcrsliip of .sixty, is umlcr the pastoral 
John II. Caylor and John MeCarty and John Go.slio— the latter 



of |.;i 



SOriKTIKS. 

6Vo,/,„-,V/e 1.n.l<,r, Nn. US, A., F. A- A. .1/.— Was orsaniwd in Janu- 
ary, l.S.")ll, and worked under dispensation until the followinf; Jlay, at which 
it w;us duly chartered by the Grand Lod-e of Indiana. The charter members of 
ilie lod-e were six in number, viz.: Iliram fi. h'indi, Abraham Nicholson, 
Sainml Nieliolson, Jacob Crull, I'raneis li. lieynolds and I'etcr IVswaters. The 
lirst oHiecrs were Hiram li. Fineh, W. M.; Abraham Niebolson, J. W. ; F. G. 
Iteynolds, Treasurer ; Samuel Nicholson, S. W. ; Jacob Crull, Secretary ; Peter 
I'asswaters, S. I). 

The lod-e biiildin- is the pr..p.Tly ol the fialernity, and w.as erected prior 



ies, and was completed 


at a cost of S 


public school. 




Dr. ]'. P. Whitesell w 


s admitted by 


, and wa.s the lirsl can 


idale inilialisl 


The office of W. M. 1 


as been tilled 



Til. 



tilled as follows: ."samuel Nicholson served 

Ilr. P. P. WhilcscU, his 5uece.s.sor, served three years. S. P. Jones wa.s then 
elected, and served two yeara ; J. J. Coltingliam wa.s his successor, and served 
the Mime period; at the expiration of this term, S. P. Jones was re-elected, 
and served until ISO-I, when J. J. Cottin^rham wa-s re-elected as Ills successor. 
He served two years, and was ajrain succeeded by .S. P. Jones. Dr. P. P. 
Whitesell was then re-leetcd, and, after scrvin;,' two years, was succeeded by 
James W. Hoone. Mr. Boone served one year, and wiu? succeeded by James K. 
Bush, who serveil for on c<|iial len;;tli of time. S. P. .Jones was then re-elected, 
and ser^■ed four years. Dr. P. P. Whitesell was re-elected in 1877, and still 
nets in that ca|mcity. The lodge is in prosperous circumsrances, with an active 
membership of twcnty-.six. The present officers arc Dr. P. P. WliitcselOV. 
M. ; C. C. Jackson, J. \V. ; L. C. MeCnrty, Secretary ; Pet«r Stern, J. D. ; 
S. P. Jones, 8. W. ; Miirion Lcnncn, Trca.surcr ; John Boone, S. D. ; George 
Booth, Tiler. 



I..\HK.« 

was f„„ 



<-icll.ilM, 



Dr. P. P. Willi. -,.11, I 
Trustees, aii.l oU., s,.,v 
lirallain, Harri-.n Ni 
Kdward Heiny, JIai-sli 
years, and in May, U 
were elected Conneilnn 



l.ir and J. It. I.e.uiard were el.jcled .School 
iieilii'.en for that year. In \M'A, Arinstronj; 
ml J. It. Leonard were electeil Coiincihnen, 
Iward Itandall, f'lerk. This board served two 
Shoemaker, A. Hrattain and J. It. Leonard 
e same JIarslial and Clerk were retaine.l. In 
187:S, Keiihen Kiscr, George Heiny and llanison Niehols.in were elected 
Couucilmcn for a term of tiiree veari. The f.irmer Clerk and Marshal were 
re-elected. In the spring of lS7i;, J.isi-pli Ueekwiih, A. Itratlain and T. J. 
Shoemaker w.iv elected Coiiueilnien. an.l George Heiny Clerk ; Kdward Heiny 
was re-,.|,.ei,.,l Marshal. The Couneilmcn elected in the .spring of 1.S70 were 
■ Jos. |,li n.ikwiih. I). II. Holland and P. P. Heiny ; (icorge Heiny, Clerk, and 
T. J. Butler. Marshal, all of whom still retain their respective positions. 

The Imsine.ss interests nf the town are represented by the following firms : 
Joseph licckwith, drugs and groceries ; ^V. A. Alcorn, groceries ; John Kep- 
ler, wagon-maker ; MeCarty & Shawcross, blacksmiths ; Dr. P. P. Wliitc- 

PIIIMP P. WHITESKLL, M. D. 
The ancestors of Dr. Whitesell were natives of I'rance. Jacob Whitesell 
was born in Amsterdam, and, in early manhood, was married to an Irish la.Iy. 
After his marriage, he resided for awhile in <Tcrmany. In 1774, he emigrated 
to America, and in the war for inilcpendence he served as a .soldier, and was 
wounded at the battle of Brandywine. At the elo.se of the war, he settled near 
Pitt.sburgh, Penn., in charge of a ehurcli at that place .a-s Pastor. He resided nt 
that place until his death, in ISO.S, nt the age of eighty-six years. He wius the 
father of nine children, named George, Jacob, Philip, Wilson, Hannah, .Susan, 
Sarah, Mary and .Joseph — all deceased at tliis time except .Joscpii and Han- 

His son Philip was born in Germany in 17Sli. He was reared and 
remained at home near l*itt.sburgh, Penn., until nineteen years of age, when he 
became a pilot on the Ohio liiver, from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. lie afterward 
built and run the Phcbus, which was the second steamer run between Pittsburgh 
and Cincinnati. Ho was married to Sarah Cubbage, and afterward, in 1821, 
he .settled in the city of Cincinnati. He followed the river all his life, and died 
in LSHO, at tlic age of sixty-one years. His widow died in 185:i, at the age of 
seventy-two years. They were the parents of nine children, named Catharine, 
Sarah, William, Jacob, AVilson, Philip, Samuel. Charles and an infint 
(deceased) not named. All these arc liring at this time save the one last 

Philip P. Whitesell was born in Cincinnati on the 4th day of December, . 
182H. His boyhood was passed in the schools until 18.'!1, when, iu conso- 
f|Ucnec of the cholera, the family moved to Prankliu County, Ind., where they 
remained until he wils fourteen years of age, when they removed to Marion 
County, and .settled near Indianapolis on n farm. The yonng boy remained at 
home assisting on the farm until he was seventeen yearsof age, when he entered 
a school at Madison, where he remained three years. He then commenced the 
study of medicine with Dr. II. B. \. Johnson, of Marion County, where ho 
remained three years. He then studied with Drs. Dullard & Mcara, of Indian- 
apolis, and then for a few months wna engaged on the Indianapolis k Peru Kail- 
road. 

He next attended a course of medical lectures at the Central Medical Col- 
lege nt Indianapolis, and then, in the spring of IS.'ifl, he .settled at Clarksville, 
Hamilton County, and conimenccd the practice of his profession, and where he 
has ever since resided, except an interval of two years in Noblesville and while 
in service in the army. 

In December, 18.-):i, ho was united in marriage to Miss May K. Heiny, 
daughter of Henry and Eliziilieth Heiny. of Clarksville. The Doctor continued 
in the pr.acticc of medicine until 1861, when the long-impending crisis between 
the North and South broke out into actual rebellion against the Government 
and Union. The Doctor, who was an active and zealous supporter of the Ilepub- 
liean parly, laid aside his profession and busincas and beeaine actively engaged 
in cnli.sting men and means for the defense of Iho Government. Ho enlisted 
Company E, of the Thirty-ninth Indiana Infantry, which he uniformed and 
clothed at his own expense, and then with it went into the field as Captain. Ho 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA. 



continiicil in coiuuiniui of his coiupnn}', nnd with it prtrlicipated in many hnrd- 
fouglit t^lcirnii.slics nnd important engagements, nmong wliicli were Green Kivcr^ 
I'ittshurg Landin); and at the pcrics of engagements before Corinth. 

In Jnnc, lSfi2, he was promoted to Asf^istant Surgeon, and three months 
later was n^'ain promoted to Kcgimental Surj;eon, in whieli position he served 
until J[a_v, ISCy'.i, when he was emplojei] as Ueeruiting Ofiiecr and as Inspect- 
ing Surgeon of Keeruits. Soon after that, lie left the serviee, and was for two 
jcars in the practice of his profession at Noblesville, a portion of that time in 
rnparlnersliip with Dr. W. B. Graham, of that place. He then returned to 
Clnrksville and resume.l practice, where he has ever since resided. The Doctor 
has been an active and honored meujber of the Ancient Order of i'rce and 
Accejitcd Masons since 1R51, and in nil positions, whether as Master or Com- 
panion of the Uojnl Arch, is regarded by the craft na " worthy and well quali- 
fied. " He and his esteemed wife attend the ministrations of the Methodist 
Kpiscojal Church at t?larksville, of which they arc worthy and consistent 
members. 

The Doctor takes an active interest in educational matters, and has served 
as Trustee on the school board for the last nine years. He has for a number 
of years been one of the Directors of the Indiana Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany, ami is at this time Vice President of that institution. He is known and 
recognized in the medical profession n.s n well-read and skillful physician, and 
enjoys a large and lucrative practice in his locality. He is a member of the 
Couuty, Slate nnd National ^Icdical As.sociations, nnd has been n repre.senta. 
tive in the National Medical Association of the United States. 

The Doctor nnd his lady arc the parents of si,x children, named Sarah K., 
Alice, Nellie K., I,illie, Philip B. and ivlith M.— all living at home with the 
parents, except Sarah, who is the wife of George Uiehwinc, and resides in 
Noblesvillc. 

The Doctor is widely known, respected and esteemed professionally and 
socially among nil clnsses in the county, and it is with pleasure we are nblc to 
present our readers, on another page of this work, the portrait of Dr. White- 
sell in the grfiup of representative medical men of Hamilton County. 



WILLIAM H. CASTdK 
was born in Hamilton County, Ind., March 24, 1S:).5. He is the oldest son 
of John and ,'^arnh Castor, and oldest brother of Samuel B. Castor. In regard 
to his ancestors, reference may bo had to the biography of S. B. Castor, which 
contains the genealogy of the family as far back n.s it is known. 

Mr. Cn.vtor's earlier years were passed similarly to those of all farmer boys 
of his day. He worked on his father's farm during three-fourths of the year 
attending the country school in the winter. 

The lives of the early settlers of this county were one unbroken record of 
liardsbi)! and privation, nnd the children came in for their share. The mat- 
ter of obtaining an education in tliose days, involved a great deal of hard 
work nnd self-denial, nnd required of the children who attended the schools 
situated nt long distances from their homes, in log hut.s of the rudest de.serip- 
lion, and devoid of all comfort, an amount of courage nnd endurance beyond 
their years, nnd before wliich the modern child would quail. Mr. Castor was 
not niiirc fortunate in his o|iport\inities for obtnining an education than were 
other cbililrcn of his day, walking from eight to ten miles each day that ho 
attended school, through all kinds of weather, over roads of the, poorest de.scrip 
tiitn, and often with no road at all, merely a jiath to guide him to the neighbor, 
hood in which the hut called a scboolliouse was situated. But be nuidc the 
most of his ojiportunities, poor as they were, and to-day he is a man of more 
than average intelligence and business ability. Having learned all that could 
be Ijiught him in the schools of his day, ho turned his attention toward ob- 
taining a eonipctenec. Karming seemed to be the best opening nt that time 
and would hnvc been his choice under any eircumstjinces. Kntering upon hia 
eliosen vocation in a small wny, he has steadily advanced and prospered, and 
he is now one of the most successful farmers in the county, and is the largest 
landowner. His home, a representation of whicli appears in this work, is n 
model <tf comfort and elegnnce. Ho moverl on to the farm where he now re- 
sides twenty-five years ago, nnd has been adding to it nnd increasing it* value 
every year, and now, nt the ago of forty-five, he has an assured competence for 
life. He was one of the orgnnizers of the lycbanon, Anderson & Saint Louis 
Itailroad, and was a Director in the company for five years. As an evidcneo 
of the indomitable spirit and energy of Mr. Castor, it may be well to mention 
tlint liis railroad venture proved very disastrous to him, he losing nearly 
$.10,000 in it. Many a man would hnvc given up the struggle in dejipair. I 



Not so with him. Ho bade farewell to his hard-earned dollars, pocketed bis 
dearly bought experience nnd returned to his original vocation, and by indus- 
try and economy has .about replaced his losses. 

Dccendjcr IS, IS.ii;, .Mr. Castor was united in marriage to Miss Martha ,J. 
Ca.stor, who wiis born in Ohio, June fi, 18:17, and died in Hamilton County, 
Ind., April 4, 1877. 

On February 14, 187S, he was again united in marriage, this time to Miss 
Mary C. Bcnham, youngest child of Dr. S. Benh.aiu, of New York, who came 
to Hamilton County, Ind., with his family in 18lj0. This union has been 
blessed by the birth of n son, now n little over a year old. 

Mr. Castor h.is been n member of the Methoilist Kpiseopal Church since 
185.1, and n Mason .since 18l!2. He is a Republican in jiolities, nnd takes a 
lively interest in the affairs of his party, although he hius no political n.'.pira- 
tions. He is regarded by his neighbors ;us an earnest Christian, a careful and 
honest business man, and a true and faithful friend. Ho stands high in the 
Ma.sonie fraternity, of which he has .so long been an honored luember. He is 
very enteqirising and public-spirited, and is always in favor of, and hnds his 
substantial a.-^sistanco to. all enterprises which are likely to benefit his locality, 
but his modesty prevents his ever taking the lead. In a word, he is a perfect 
representative of the success due to honesty nnd fair dealing, in connection 
with energy nnd economy. 



SAMI'KI, B 
was born in Hamilton Ciiunty, Ind. 
nally came from Scotland, some time prior 
The first authentic account we have 
Ca.stor, who lived nt Brock's Gap, Vn. I 
twenty-seven boys and three gnrls ; nnd it 



\TTV CASTOR 

)etober HI, ISiiS. His ancestors origi- 

rior to our Kevohitionary war. 

ive of the family begins with Conrad 

He was the father of thirty children. 

of which this .family may 



well be proud, that every one of th 
nental army during our struggle foi 

Noah CiLstor, from whom this branch of the family baa descended, was one 
of the twenty-seven patriots above referred to. He was born at Brock's (iap, 
Va., and removed to Peimsylvania. He was the great-grandfather of Samuel 
B. Castor, nnd father of Nathan Castor, who was born 178G in Pennsylvania. 
Nothing is known regarding Nathan, which would be of interest here, ejcept 
that he was the grandfather of S. B. Castor, and father of John Ca.stor, who 
wa-s born in Armstrong County, I'enn., October 22, 1810. 

John Citstor, the father of S. B. Ca.stor, came to this county February 1, 
18:u, and on the llth day of the same mr.nth married Mi.«s Sarah Bcatly, 
settling upon land in Hamilton County, Ind., which he bought from the I'nitcd 
States. He nnd his wife are still living on the snme land ; their children arc 
all .settled near them on fartus of their own, some of them within sight of the 
old biune.stc.ad. They are a hale nnd happy old couple, and bid fair to live to 
sec the beginning of another century. 

Samuel B. Castor, the subjeet of this sketch, is the third son of John Ciis- 
tor. He was not more fortunate than other young men of his time in his 
opportunities for obtaining an education. He had to go a long distance to a 
poor log hut, and in return I'.ir his effort,-, received only a meager foundation 
for an education; but he had energy nnd a strong desire to learn, and did not 
content himself with the limited advantages his neighborhood afforded. 

At about the age of sixteen he went to Indianapohs, where he attended 
school during the summer session, paying his wny by teaching in the country 
during the winter. This he continued for several years nnd finally sueeced.'d 
in ol)taining what was in those days considered a good education. 

His e.arly training nnd natural inclinations decided him to adopt fnnning 
as liis vocation, and, having prepared himself by a good education to couduct 
mplishment of his chief 
ine fanu. The same spirit which 
fforts to obtain nn education has 
ea in this direction, nnd he is now 
the owner of one of the finest farms in the county. His home, a representa- 
tion of wlneh appears in this work, is all that any reasonable man could ask, 
and IS rcnlly a monument to his energy, economy and industry. 

^ In 1862, he manHed Mis, Francis A. Wilson, the only child of Mr. George 
W ■ '\\ ilson, who came to this county nbout 1830. In 1838 Jlr Wilson mar- 
ned Miss Mnrtha ^Jnnc West, Francis A. being the only fVuit of their 

The union of Mr. nnd Mrs. Castor has been blessed by the birth of six 
children, four of whom are still. living, viz., Addn J., born March 13, 1805 ■ 
Charles W., bom March 21, 1870; George Beatty, bom December IC, 1875' 



his business intelligently, he bent every energy 
ambition, which was to own and operate a fii 
carried him through sueces-sfully in 
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WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 



M;iry !■;.. born Miiv 28,1X711. The full 
M. an.l .Martin W." 

Mr. and Mrs. ra.t..r nro nirniLcrs of . 
an.' oarn.st rliri.stian.^. 



list Kpi.scn 



ICIn 



ilics, ho takes a great interest in all party and political matters, and few 
n are better infbrnicd on the tojiics of the day than he. lie lia.s never held 
aspired to any pulilical po.si(ion, yet few men who are anibiliou.'! in tliat 
■ woulil fill a piisilion of trust more worthily. 

Seen in liis elepanl home, surrounded by his intclli;,'cnt and intere.stin;,' 
lily, one cannot help feelini.' that lie is sin-ularly favored, and should be, as 



PKTlllt 1>A.SS\V.\TK11 

V. IM.. September l(i, I7H7. When he w.xs about 
■ died, nud he was bound to a brotlicr-in-law by tbe 
on. he serveil on bis farm until be was of .igc. At 

'". I M^'a^Tfl with a .Air. Town.senij a.s stiperintond- 

111 In- iviiiaiiiid a year. At the end of hia year's 

s sihialiiiii Willi i\Ir. Townsend on account of bis 
devolviuf; upon tlie manager of a large farm operated 

was Mr. Townsend's farm. Another reason for 
ad iiiaib' up his mind to explore the West with a 
rlion of it. Aeeordiugly, be went to Virginia, stop- 

for about a year. Not finding a satisfactory loea- 

ueky, s].eudiiig cousiili'iable time in different see- 

; lindiug what bo was in seareli of lie next went 

id located in llaiiiillon Coiiiitv, near North Hend, where he engaged 

with whom he reinaiucd more 

as very ill, and the report went 



Th( 



where lliey remains 
successful in their 
merchandising by 
Hy great industry 



n a Mr. Burke in the fame neighborhood, 
LMrs ; during this time, they iiad been very 
dr. I'asswater bad made some ventures in 
I ground, hauling it to Cincinnati to market, 
uny, they liad managed to save money, and 



buy then 



iniilton County 
the name of Crane, i 
amillon County be w; 
.'Vboiit this lime, liai 
ne an.l visit bis fiiel. 
iiing lady whom he h 



ig for a inal 

ar. While 

; been ab.sent several years, 
ind relatives. I'erhajis his 
left in his native State m.ay 

did return, mid gave bis (i-ieuds a eompleto, though joyful surprise, for, as 
before .stated, the repf.rt bad gone home that ho was dead, and no one bad 
doul'ted its triifli, but bad mourned him as gone from them forever. 

In l.ss than a year fioiu tlic time of bis return, ho married Miss Rachel 
Coverdale, a ni.re of VM Coverdale, who had raised bim. Jliss Covtrdale was 
liorii in Sussex Coiiiily, Del., in May, 1787. Her father dying when she was 
• |iiile young, b.r mule Kli Coverdale induced her to make her home with 
him, notwiibsiaiidiiig the fact that her mother was well .situated, being the 
owner of a g..o.l home and 1(10 acres of land. Mr. Coverdale felt anxious to 
attend to the rearing of bis dead lirotber's child, and freely carried out his 
generous impulses regarding Iter. It was during Iier sojourn at her uncle's 
that she made the acr|uaiutancc of Mr. I'asswater. and it is sup]io,sed that when 
be went West, they were engaged. However, they were married in 181 T), and 
ri.mained in Delaware about a y.-ar. 

In ISK;, they eoileluded logo to Ohio. Ilun in the Tnr We.sl. They 

land travel in those days. They traveled as far as Wbeelin-, Va., in their 
wagon, which containeci all their wealth. Here they embarked on a flatboat, 
the ouly means of river navigation in those days, Inking llicir horse and wagon 
aboard with them. In this boat they proceeded down tbe river to Cincinnati ; 
during the passage, a hurricane siriiek them, and tliey came near being 
wrecked, but, after almost superbuiuan efforts, they succeeded in effecting a 
landing, where tlicy remained till after the storm, when they again proceeded 
on their way. After great toil aiol many narrow escapes, they finally reached 



the 



wilderness. They were both natural farmers, if the expression may bo per- 
inilted, and they at once began the work of making for tlicmaelvcs a home. 
U may be well to mention here, that they were both poor, and had come to 
this mw country witli very little money, depending entirely ujiou their own 
exertions to get themselves tbe home they had determined to possess. They 
first rented a small patch of cleared ground, and put in o crop, which they 
tended and harveslod alone. The next year, a Mr. I'ursell offered to rent them 
a larger place, but, owing to their lack of stock and iiuplemcnts, they declined 
to lake it. Ho, seeing that they were sure to succeed, finally aided them to 
got what tlioy needed, and they went on to his place. 



they now couelii 

During their stay in Ohio, four children were born to Ibeui— Kb. Allrcil, 
Klizabelh .1. and William J. About November IC, lH2i;, they arrived in Ham- 
ilton County, Ind., settling on eighty acres which Mr. Pa-sswater bod pre- 
viously entered. He built a log cabin on tbe spot where Ell Passwater's resi- 
dence now stands, a representatinn of wliich appears in this work ; later, he 
built the bouse now occupied bv K\\. 

He and bis wife again began building themselves a homo out of the wil- 
derncss, and al^er years of toil and privation, in which all participated, Iliey 
not only cleared the eighty acres, but added to it from time to time, till ot the 
end of a few yean they owned 4'20 acres, besides considerable properly in 
Noblesvillc. The following-named children were born to them in Hamilton 
County, Ind. : I.srael,l.!eorge W., I'urncll, Riebnrd,Itachel, JIary I', nud Peter J. 
The following-named are still living : Kb, William J., Klizabetb J., Purnell, 
Mary P. and Peter J. 

.Mr. Piusswater and his family lived happily in the community they bad 
helped to build up, drawing friends around them from year to year ; both 
were tociablc and hospitable, and it could be truthfully said of their home 
"that tbe latch siring was nlwnys outside," and to this day, their reputation 
for hospitality to their friends and charity to the poor is remembered by many 
who have partaken of one or the other. 

Mr. Passwater and his wife wen 
Methodist lOjiiseiiial Church for un 
death. During uinny years, all the 
on a portion of the Pa.sswater farm, 
for that purjipsc, and during eamp-m 
who were not provided with a place 
their table. 

Peter Pa.sswater was in the true 



-• both members in good standing in the 
ore than thirty-five years prior to their 
camp-nieclings for this circuit were held 
which privilege they donated the cbureb 
ecting, their tent was nlw.iys open to those 
to stay, and all were welcome to seats at 



She 



n the truest sense a Christian gentleman, and was 
in all bis good impulses by the noble wife who had followed bis for. 
h years of trial and jtrivation in the wihicrncssesof t)liioaiid Indiana 
a model of true womanhood, plain and straightforward in her 



nsiden 



ites, never hesitating to do what she ( 
among Iter neighbors or in her family, 
of the charter members of Clarksvillc Lodge, No 
ion of bis connection with that order appears ii 



from Dela 



duty, cither in the ehu 

Mr. Passwater was 
118, A., V. & A. M., I 
the history of Wayne Township. 

During the w.ar of 181L', Mr. P.xsswater was a vobintcei 
and assisted in repulsing tbe Kuglish in their attack on Ijcwistowu. 

He always took an active part in all public enterprises. He was among 
the first to take stock in the Indianapolis, Peru tt Chicago Uailroail. He was also 
among the first to take stock in the Noblesvillc & Pendleton gravel road. He 
was among the most liberal subscribers in the building of tbe Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, known as the liethel Church, being more interested in the 
success of that undertaking than any other in which he had engaged. He 
was a Democrat in politics, though a strong Anti-slavery man, and was several 
times solicited by bis party friends to become their candidate for various posi- 
tions, but always declined, owing to Ills undervaluation of bis abilities. 

On the nth day of March, 1874, this truly good man passed from this 
life, full of years and honors, having lived nearly sixteen years beyond tbe 
allotted lime of man. He is buried in tbe yard- of the little church he did 
80 much to establish, and of which he was so long an honored member. 

On July .SI, 1874, U.aehel, his noble wife, followed him, aged seventy-six, 
and there in tbe little churchyard, side by side, we Icnvo them to await the 
day that sliall summon them to the reward which awaits all who have lived 
such lives of devotion and usefulness as were theirs. 



ELI PASSWATER 
was born November 2G, 1821, in Hamilton County,Ohio. He is the oldest child 
of Peter and Uaehul Pa.sswater. Ho came to Hamilton Couuly, Ind., with his. 
parents in Novcnilier, 182(i, and settled with them on the farm where he now 
lives, and which his industry helped to make the splendid property it is to-dny. 
His advantages for an .education were very limited ; indeed, it maybe said 
with truth that bo had no advaolngos, and but few opportunities Being one 



HISTORY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA 



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1(1 (lie c.ninliy foIIIi 



.l„wb-, l,p 



cnlv at irv.yiilm i rvals durin- llic winters. ],ikc all |mrtim.» iif tins country 

in tlidw (Inyti, the ulitaining (if even li partinl educntion was attended willi ii 
great deal u( diffieulty. The distance frimi liis lionic In the schdolhoiisc was 
several miles, the roads had, and the sclienlhousca comfortless log cabins, with 
]>iinrlic(iri floors, seats and desks iiewn out of logs; no windows, only openings 
eovered with oiled white jiajier, llirough wliicli the light struggled faintly. 
But if llic light was .scant, air was not. In those days, there was no trouble 
about the ventilation of school buildings, ns there was always plenty of space 
between the lops which conijiosed the walls of the buildings to let in pure air ; 
in fact, they always bad more air than they needed. 

The attendants upon our |ialati.il schools of the present day have no con- 
ception of tlic (li>c(rnil(ii1s under whieli the limited amount of learning these 
old ).ioneers obtained, was iic(|uired. Nor do they ever think that the many 
eouiliirls and luxuries tbcy are enabled to enjoy arc due wholly to these brave 
men and their wives, who Hrst cleared the wildcrncs.s, and then provided them 
with all the comforts and advantages of which they bad dejirivcd themselves. 

Jlr. PaKswater obtained what was in his day considered an average educa- 
tion, and had it not been ior a misfortune, particulars of which appear further 
on, be would have taken a leading position in the business of his choice, which 
was farming. He was always devoted to his jiarents and home, and has sjicnt 
nearly all bis life at the old homestead. He was with his father on the farm 
until of age, when be went away to work for a neighbor for a short time. 
Several times be left for short jieriods to work for neighbors ; but the greater 
part of bis life has been spent at home. 

On the 1 Itb of June, 185.'), he was joined in marriage to Jliss Mary M. 
Ellison, who was born in Monroe County, Va,, December i!2, 18:11. She came 
to Madison County, Iiid., with licr parents in 18:43. 

Mr. I'afswater's ancestors were among the early settlers in America, taking 
part in the Kevolutionary and various Indian wars, and the war of IBlli. Her 
l-arcnts were both born in Virginia, and married there in 18i:i. Her father's 
name was Joseph Kllison. Her mother's maiden name was Prudence Husby. 

Tbcy raised n family of twelve children, who all lived honorable and exem- 
plary lives. 

Joseph Ellison, Jlrs. Passwater's fatlier, was widely known in this country 
in its early days, and was noted for his exemplary Christian character. He 
was a Missionary Baptist, as was his wife, and the family were raised in that 
faith, and all still adhere to it. He died in Madison County, Ind., in the 
month of March, 180!1, aged seventy-five years. 

The union of Eli and ?Iary Passwater has not been blcs.sed by offspring, 
yet they arc happy, being perfectly congenial. 

Eli Passwater is not a member of any church, but is a firm believer iti the 
jirineiplcs of Christianity, governing all his dealings with his fellow. men liy the 
" golden rule." 

He is a Democrat in politics, hut is so liberal and conservative in bis views 
as not to antagonize bis friends and neighbors who hold different opinions from 

In 18ri0, he was afHietcd with granulation of the eyelids, and, through im- 
j. roper treatment, the left eye was totally destroyed, and the right nearly ruined. 
He can barely see to get around ; but is incapable of doing any work. For 
more than- twenty years he has suffered from this aflliction, and his cheerful 
demeanor during nil these years would afford a good example of courage and 
liirbearanec to many who lay claim to more Christian graces than ho docs. 

He is an honored nieniher of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to the lodge 
bis father helped to organize. 

Uncle Eli, as he is familiarly called by his friends, wa.s, on the 26tli of May 
last, the occasion of the fifty-ninth anniversary of bis birth, very much sur- 
I>riscd, on returning to his home after a short absence, to find a very large 
ccntourse of peoiile nsteiublcd. The crowd embraced neariy all the members 
of Clnrksville Eodge, No. 118, A., F. & A. M., and a large number of his 
friends from all over tlic county. As before said, he was completely surprised 
and bewildered by the large assemblage, nor could he comprehend its meaning 
till he was led to a chair, beneath a pine tree which his father had planted, 
when Dr. P. P. Whitesell, W. M., Clarksville' Lodge, No. 118, A., F. & A. 
M., en behalf of the Iratcrnity, and the Hon. J. 11. Gray, on behalf of other 
friends, each in a neat and approjiriate speech, presented him with an elegant 
ebony, silver-headed cane, appropriately engraved with the emblems of the 
Masonic order, his name, date of presentation and names of the donors. After 
the presentation was over, and all had congratulated Uncle Eli, and wished him 



happy 1 



nunilieringover one hundred and filly, .sat down to a feast which would he 
to eijual and impossible to excel. After a most pleasant re-union the 
adjourned, feeling that they bad bestowed a fitting testimonial upon a 
worthy friend, and a.s.surcd that rncle Eli will always count this cane ni 
his most valued treasures. No better testimonial to bis popularity cou 
mentioned than the above, as it was conducted by the best people it 
county, and speaks more chi(|uently than could any words of the biogTapl 
the high esteem in which he is held by those wh<i know him well. 

We present to our readers portraits of Cnde Eli and his good wife 
hope it maybe many years hence ere they are mentioned as having p 



The Mallcry family t 
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the founder of thi 



the family, and great-grandfather of Calvin F., was horn in Connecticut in 17:):i. 
Little of his history is known, except that he married in Connecticut, and had 
a family of ten children, namely, Curtis, Jnsiah, Nathaniel, liarrick, Amos, 
Amelia, Deborah, Harriet, Hannah and Jerusha. 

Curtis^Mnllcry, oldest son of Amos, and grandfather of Calvin, was liorii in 
Connecticut April 8, 1778, and died October 1, 18.^)1. Nancy Bolter, his wife, 
was born in Connecticut June 18, 178i; and died Augnjst Id, 18511. The fol- 
lowing-named were the children (d" Curu.^ and Nancy Mallery, viz., WiUiston, 
Parthcnia, Josiah, Eliza, Juliet, Mary, Horace C, Jane F., Jubal W. and Gar- 
rick ]!. 

Horace C. Mallery, father of Calvin F., the subject of this biography, was 
born in Jefferson County, N. Y., April G, 1815, and cainc to Ilapiilton County, 
Iitd., with his parents in 1820. In 18:i5, he was united in marriage to ^liss 
Mary Pugh, who was horn in Greene County, Ohio, September lit, 1H13, and 
came to Hamilton County, Ind., with her parents in 183:1. They settled on a 
farm of forty acres in this county in 1844, and by close economy and industry 
they were enabled to add to it from year to year till they finally owned three 
hundred and twenty acres, besides a house and lot in Nohlcsville and consider- 
able personal property. Horace C. Mallery died in Hamilton County, Ind.^ 
March 11, 1871), aged sixty-four yeaiTi seven months and six days. Mary, his 
wife, died M.areh 30, 1875, aged sixty-one years and six months. 

Calvin F. Mallcry, the subject of this sketch, was born July 12, 1838, in 
Hamilton County, Ind., one mile south of Nohlcsville. He is a man of con- 
siderable locixl prominence, having served ils Township Trustee of Wayne 
Township from 1872 to 1874. In 1874, he was elected County Commissioner 
of Hamilton County, but never served, owing to a change in the election law, 
which went into elTect about that time, and under which the old Coinmissioner, 
whose place >Ir. Mallery was to have taken, held over. He was one of 
the incorporators of the Nohlcsville and Stony Creek Gravel Uoad, and is the 
present Secretary of that corporation. 

Mr. Mallcry succeeded in obtaining a fair education, his opportunities being 
better than most boys of his time, bis grandfather having been a sehoolteacber 
in the East. Under bis tuition at home, Calvin laid the foundation for a good 
Engli.sh education, which he afterward coniideted in the public schools of the 
county, entering^ at the age of thirteen, and attending the winter sessions for 
about five years, working on his father's farm when not attending school. 

At about the age of twenty, Jlr. Mallcry took eliargo of the school on 
Stony Creek, which was held in what was then known as the Jack Hare School- 
house. After teaching this school one winter, he gave it up and went on the 
farm with his father, where he remained until the following June. This wa» 
in the spring of 1859. 

On the lllth of March, 1859, he was unitc'd in marriage to Miss Granger, 
the oldest daughter of Chester D. and Joanna S. Granger. Mrs. Mallery 's 
parents were among the earliest settlers in this county, coming here with their 
parents when they were quite young children. The union of Mr. and Mrs. 
Mallery has been blessed by the birth of the following-named children : Ches- 
ter H. (deceased), Lucy A., Ettie M., Garrick L., Ora M., Calvin E., Mary 
J., Curtis D. (deceased), Jennie 1". and Ingram W. All the children now 
living are at home with their parents, and are an intelligent and interesting 
family. 

In the month of June, 1859, Mr. and Mrs. Mallery moved into their pres- 
ent house, where they entered earnestly upon the duties of life. They are still 
living in the same place, and, as an evidence of their industry and good man- 





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WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 



,>ro,luo(ivc 


fi.rn.s in the 


wurk. 




Tl.oy a 


C lintli Oil, si 


JFr. >Iull,T 


)in.. I.c-cli R 1 


years. He 


is a l!c|Mil.lic 


iinizc liis fr 


Culs of M,|,CT 


hy a Inrpc 


ircic or frioii. 



ics AVri-lit, the li.tllor n 
lliiliiiiimh, liis iiiollicr, w 
V sotllcJ in 8l<ikc.s dm 



..liM l-;|,is,,.|.:,l Ciiur 
iirch fnr nljout ei'-liti 



iii.s wife are loved ami respected 
pprccinfe tlieir ninny nnliie fpinli- 



(Tl! 



MAMj:itV 

.Ulll of Xolilisville. 



Ii llie Inoin-aphy of 
wliieh lie lived, and, 



was bnrn August 1-, ISKI, one 

son of Horace C. Mall<Mj and l.rollier ofCalvin 1 

His anccslral history is fnilv pven in connc 
Calvin F., and need not l.e r.^p.a'led licre. 

His educational advanlnf;,.s were L'0,.d for llie 

llie age of .sixteen, lie wns i|ii.ilifii'd lo leach the common Ijranclie.s of an En- 
glish education. Uavin- clmMri III.' v..,!iiion of schoolteacher, he entered upon 
it at once, and followc d ir aliim^i iinioi.rniplcdly for about twenty years. In 
those days, .school wns in scs-i.m only nl.ont one-half the year, and Mr. Mnllcry 
follovred the custom, poj.ular amonp schoolteachers at that lime of farming 
during .lie months that school w.as not in session. Hut so devoted was he to 
Ills chosen profe-^sion that, upon the arrival of the school season, he would 
leave the gnlhcring of his crops to the care of his father, anil open his school 
- promptly at the lime set. He was very successful as an iuslrnctor, as many 
Worthy young proj.le who were liis pupils in times past bear wilne.s-s. 

Kuring the past five years, he has devoted his entire attention t« his firm, 
wliieh lie ncipiired frnni his fnllier. He is a man of great energy, and in his 
farming, as well as in Ihe chosen profession of his earlier years, he is very suc- 
cessful. 

On the 2")lh of April, ISCn, he wns married to Miss Lydia Kichmoml, who 
was the daughter of the Hcv. Jtichmond, a Methodist minisler, who pr&iched 
on this circuit for several years. 1 lying while Mrs. M. was <|uitc a young 
child, she docs not rememher much in regard to him ; hut tho.se who knew him 
s|.eak of him in the highest terms. The union of Curtis and Lydia Mallery 
has been blessed by the birth of three children, two of whom arc living, viz., 
Arza V. and Francis H.; the eldest. Ingrain L., is dead. 

Mr. Mallery is an active member of the Methodist PIpiscopal Church. A 
liepublican in politics, and, though always ready to work for cither his church, 
his party, ipr his neigliborhood, has never aspired to, or held, any position of 
public trust. He has in his (juiet way aided many enterprises, both for public 
and private good ; but he is one of those rare men," who let not their left hand 
know what the right hand doeth," 

In person, Mr, ?lallery is tall and spare, with a modest, retiring manner, 
an easy, pleasant talker, and just the man to eiu-n and retain the respect of all 
who know him. He is about forty years of age, and looks as though he might 
live to sec eighty ; and, could it be left to the communily in which he has lived 
so long to say how much longer he should be with Ibein, he would live to a I 
great age, for ho is eminently a man among men. 

,ii;s,sK w. wuicirr 

was horn in Slokcs Counly, N. C, April I'.l, 1.^2:1. He was the ,«iith in a 
family of eight children. 

Mr. Wright's ancestors came from Ireland some lime prior to the war of 
the Revolution, and his grandfather, John Wright, ser^'cd the United Stales 
during that war as a teamster. 



sketch wcr 

In tho, 

if not the, 

in the Sinl 



[es:.e, wns born in North Cnroli 
born in North Carolina Novemlj 
, N. C, shortly after their mar 
here liie earlier years of tlie siil 












munities, the cnbins called sehoolho 
each other, and from the homes of m 

Ihe comforts enjoyed by the children 



iia was one of the poorest .sJlnles In the Cni.ui, 
L'hool privileges. There were no j.i.blie schools 
ny kind. In the spnrsely scllled faiining coin- 
oolhonses were locntcd at long distances from 
of most of the attendants. It was not so easy 
hildren to nllend .school, nor were there any o( 
{ Ihe present day. Most of them were 






the buildings ami furnishings 
log but with puncheon floors; desks and 
lire-)ihiees, with gn-een-wood for fuel, which 
iioke nearly all the lime; no gl.-uw in Iho 
place white paper, oiled, in order to render 



ohligeil lo walk four or five 
were of the rudest de.seriplion. . 

kept the .schoolroom filled with i 
openings called windows, but in it 
it Irnnsparcnt. and to some extent 

Teachers in those days had aecpiircd their infonuntiim under even less favor- 
able circumstances than these; and, as a matter of course, education was not as 
complel* iLs in our day. It consisted mainly in reading and writing, a little 
knowledge of geography, and a knowledge of arilhmelie as far as the rule ot 
three. 

Mr. Wright availed himself of all the advantages he h.ad for .ibt.aining an 
education, and, whilo he may not be enlled a brillinnt man, he is a smart and 
successful one. 

His early training, l.igelher with his inelinali.ms in later years, led him lo 
adopt the vocation of fanning, nnil he lins achieved a siicces.s of which he may 
Well feel jiroud, being the possessur of a fine farm, a comfortable home, u rep- 
resenlalion of which ajipears in this work, and some very fine stock. 

At a vi'ry early age, Mr. Wright recognized the resources of the Great 
West, and began urging his father to cmigrale. 

The entire family .seemed lo have an inborn love of liberty, and most earn- 
est hatred of the then popular institution of slavery, and finally Ihe many 
encroachments of the large slave-owning fanners on the rights of the mm-slave- 
owning portion of the community, coupled with the pleading's of Je.s,se, induced 
his father to sell out his home in North Carolina and remove to Indiana, which 
he did in \8'K\ settling in Bartholomew County, upon land purchased before 
his removal, and which he never saw till he arrived with his family. They 
remained in Bartholomew County barely a year, leaving it on account of a disease 
peculiar to that locality, known ns milk sickness, settling in Marion County in 
184n, 

Jes.sc remained there with his parents until 18.')l,when he moved to Ham- 
ilton County. 

On the Ith day of December, 1845, Mr. Wright was united in marriage 
to Miss Ann M. Aldred, oldciit child of William A. and Kliza F. Aldrcd. 

Jlra. Wright was born in the State of Delaware November 14, 182«, and 
came to Indiana with her parents in \8'.W, her father having entered 1,000 
acres of land two years previously. 

The union of Mr. and Mrs. Wright has been blessed by the birth of eight 
children, viz., Margaret II., horn November Ift, 1848 ; Wilbur F., boni October 
20,1849; Kliza II., born December 10, 1851 ; Ceorgc W., born July 14, 185:i; 
Mary C., born May 4, 1855 (deceased); Victoria, bom July 17, 1858 (do- 
cea.scd) ; Jcs«. A., born December 2.3, 1800; Paulina I., Wn April 30, 1805. 
Jlr. Wright and his wife are merabcrs of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
as were their parents. The respcctivo fathers of each were local preachers for 
many years before their death. 



BUSINESS DIRECTOKIES 

(11- 

CITIES, VILLAfiES $ TOWNSHIPS OF HAMILTON CODNTY, IND. 

GIVING NAMES, LOCATION AND EXPLICIT DESCRIPTION OF THE BUSINESS OF OUR PATRONS. 



CITY OF NOBLESVILLE. 



»A„.. 




r ,„„.... 


~ w ^- 


-- : — " -"• 


LOCATION. 'T|N.„1„. 


Alicrnnlbej-. A. A . 


I'liTsicinii nn.J .>ilir 

livUmilli pplin ; " S 

Llcolcr in .'<mves n 










..■,... Spm.ll,"., 

l)Mkr s 

'' lloiiJing 1 


nril, r„ -,,„„„. ls:mii.l. 
.^ rU \ul.,..„ l-,-,l.(ll,io. 

1 \ M 1 i! k' ,, 1^77 Ky. 
hn»l l.npnii .1 l.'-J.jln.l. 

7 West Connor St.. IS46 In.l. 
a KnslKmrauBsBl... 118311 Ind. 

lHJ.?Ohio. 

1-<7J I'enn. 


Ju»lir» 4 lk» IVif.. 

Ilnyworlh. M. C... I'hy.icinn iin.l .Surgeon 


Wesi SideS.|.inre...,IHi-.ni„,|. 
Soul!iAndorson»l....l8")l Ind. 


AlliJon, II. W 

Allison, A. ,1 


.Xlcck, nn.l UepulT I'lork I44 Connor Rl IB44 Ind. 

Ha«kins.>t reivrcel.ivcrj-. Feed an.l Sale .liable 54 WesI Logan ,\ .... 

Hare, W. Jt S..n... .Maiifr. Carriage!, Buggies, .Spring! | 


Iliikcr, N. II 

l)ra«D. 11. 11 

llns»oll.«' II . . 
Duller. .1 11 




Hollenl.nek, 0. L.. Ipijrun ; BiiWr mJ ll.iirJi™iT 

.lessup. J. 11 I'nslmasler, ICx-Sherill 

Kane, T. J Alli.rney al Law 

Kaslelliun, 1> Denier in and Manufaclnrer of 


fm-r Ihll.hirf nnd Brwk.'L^'iJ Ciiim. 

114 Kasi Logan ;l84iilnd. 

r»r.,rr.lb.ii.c 4 111-1,1.11. 185.-iPenn. 



.Connor 81 llSaHVa. 

. Crrner iiiJmoi & I'kujnl,' 1 8'JI> Pcnn. 
r..l8 NoriL C«lliarinc..!l8tl8Tcnn.' 



nlon8l....l807(;.rni. 

ck llS.wind. 

iniaus si. ..11844 Ind. 
1 4 Andmra.ISr.ON. V, 
81 I828!lnd. 

8t 'l.s.V^.'lnd. 



^amwriglil Ho 



Kline, John llepnirer and General Dealer in 

Sewing Mncliincj jl8 Soulli Anderson. 

Lacy, A. H Fanner and Stock Dealer 

Loelir, K. C Coroner of Hamilton Co. ; Physi- 

i cian and Surgeon East Connor st 

Loehr, H. W Dealer in Hardware. Stoves and 

.Virrir„li„r.,l l„,pleme„i. S K Tnrnrr •^.|.,are 

McKinsey, (J. l!..roiinrv >. l.....i ^uicrinir„.l,,.i I in r,., I .,,.,„ ,1 

.Miles, Oscar tJiM, ' r- ■ .'n ., , | ..,, r,,).,,,,,,,, ,, 



.T Tru.lee Nolilcnlie lo«ir 

, 0. S. W. Auditor of llainillon Coiic 

I' Farmer and Stock Broker 

. v., 4 Bro.. \\n\m m Sloioi ind .\piiriilliiiil I 



liobcrta, ( 
Stafford, , 



k,Finley.. 

, N 

,T. E 



..Corner Public Squi 
.. Ilauclinian lllock.. 

..31 Anderson SI 

.. .35 South Polk St.. 



Oraimm 


ItilliC 


1 


An,.rmvatLa 


Granger 


.lohn 




Livery and Fee 










Houseliolder.t 


M 


Atlorney nl La 











NOBLESVILLE TOWNSHIP. 




..... 


I 


n '^ 


r. 0. Uimi\ EltsiMas. 


Nam.. |||| Nativitv. r 0. Add™. B,...,,. 




Burgess, Oliver.... 


IBr,4 0hio 


Nohlesvillc. Farmer. 


Olaser, Peler 13 1848,Germany...lCicero 'parmer. 

Ilurlock, Jetrerson 8 ISH'.l Indiana !,\oblc«ville.' Former 




Burroughs, A 








Brock, 11. M 


', I- 17 In i;.,iin 


v. .l.l.-sville. Farmer and Stock Uaiser. 


Ilorney, A. L is'lHiir.x. Carolina Noble»ville.<Farmer 




















Mahan. Qranville„.l;ri870Ohio LVoblesville. Farmer 




Caylor. Mh,,,. 




lo.ville.lFarn.er and Stock Falser. 






Caylor, Hani, 1 1 




s..l.le,villc Fanner. 


Maker. .Seth K 






Chew, N. L 


in iHiODhio 


Noblesvillc. 


Farmer and Stock Raiser and Trcas- 


Moll, 8. B 
















Metsker, .lohn R... 














paid for Grain. 


l!oudcbu«h,J. H... 


20:1841, lndiana„...Noble!villo.jFarmor and Stock Kaiser. 
























Sumner, Samuel... 


22 18.10 N. Carolina Noblesville. Farmer and Slock liai'er 




Davis, Enoi 


«: 


I8.12;N. Carolina 


Nohlcsville 




Stern, Jacob 






Essington, M. E... 








Stoops, John W... 


K,1821> Kentucky... NoWasvillc. l'i.,n-t.r 8I0., (mi Cry ..d P.ra,, 
221833,Ohio l,Noblesville Farmer 




Forrer, Martin 




Noblesville 


Farmer and Stock Baiser. 


Summer, Martin... 




Granger, W.L 




,Voblc«ville 


Farmer and Stock Raiser. 


I Supple, David 






George, Henry 














Orangei, L. N 


ll'lKTOhio 








Onscho, Seth K.... 


2lll847lPcnn 


Nobleiville.lFarmer and .Slock lUiser. 







BUSmESS DIRECTORIES. 



ADAMS TOWNSHIP. 



Boxlpy, A'ldison. 
Boxley. Cnnwcll. 
Marker. Elihu.... 

Conk. JohD T, 

Davenport, II. E. 



KcrchcTnl, U. 
LinJlcy, Vniii. 
Lindley. 0. C 
Mndlcy, 0. M.. 



. !ll?4J'In.lini 
'iSlSl'SVirgir 
.';il!lf<L'OVir|iir 



■ and Trustee. 

■, Attorney and .Notary Public 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP— Cbn/m.,crf. 



, Oeorgc.30|l 850, Ohio.. 



....l20;iMT Indiana 



. Carnicl.. 
.rnrniel.. 



, urcr I 



, Stock Dealer and Treai- 



Mncy. William : 

Moore, John E ' 

Pearpon, .Jule D... 
eielTey. .Vbralam.. 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 



llirge, W, E 

Carry, I,em, Jr 

Doan'*'Fli°""" 
Daubenspeck, J 

Diion, E 

Eskeiv, A. H... 
Elliott, O.C. 

Gilpin,.!, n 



Harold, Nathan.. 


2(|fi:iN, Carolina l«r„,cl.... 


Farmer 


Hu.,oy,V 


lUH.vl In. liana ZionB.illc 


Farmer and County CommiMioner. 


lluMey, Thomas. 


.TIB:.:; Indiana.... /.i..n>ville 






21 IS.-i, |„,|,„na /..onsWlle 


.'Farmer. 


Harold, J. W 


..,1N2.\. Carolina t.-armel.... 


.[.Merchant. 


Hin>haw,J.H 


2-nn-2S. Carolinararmol.... 


., Farmer and Slock Raiser. 


Iltnly. H. W 


21 inn,-, |,„|i„„a Zionsville 


.Farmer and Proprietor of .'iaw-Mill. 






.^Farmer and Slock Dealer. 


Holfninn, .1. D 


2!n8f,.Vohio ZionBvillc. 


.[Farmer and Slock Dealer. 


Hu.sey, Jc.eph... 


lOlH.'i.liN. Carolina Zionavillc. 
...1832 Indiana ,Carinel.... 




■Ie.»up. A. 1.!. 


.jllril'i ni fn Qtci,. Ilror^nfliid lifi>nl in- 


.Icffrics. .r 


24 1814 Indiana Carmel.... 


.[Farmer and Proprietor of Saw-Mill. 








Kinicr. D. W 




. P'llrl rn Uri Gcrdi »d Sllftll leithllllilr 


Kinj. Elijah 


...ISICIVnn Carmol.... 


jlielired Merchant. 


Methane. .IT 


.. 1817 In.linna Carmel.... 


Physician and Surgeon. 


Mnrphj, M 






Maiilnic, .1 






Megrhee. IloL. n 


\ . ,r"linn /.K.i.9tille 


. Farmer. 


Mc^chee, .1 1 






MendcTihall, 1™ 


. . i-.'- I'nrmel.... 


..Farmer. 


McShone. .1 r. 






P„>.oll, l«..r 




.FarM.er and Trustee. 


Hay. Frank 


. - : ,■, ii i', , .i-,-rl,.. 


Farmer and Proprlelor of Thrasher. 






Farmer. 


8canrnn. l»«r.c W 


.''. 1- 1' M .^^; ,,rl ' .uinrl.... 


Farmer an.l Slock Raider, 


Small, L.J 




'llMin in l>iii|;>, Mmm. PaiiK. (hli. 8li- 
l.nnrn. (WU. HilfbM, Jf.clr; iid S..- 




t 










llHRnTJlndiana Zionjvillo. 


Farnier. 


.«inall. .'<aniliol.... 




iFarmer and Proprietor of Saw-Mill. 


."erighl, (■. 1) 


. ;-M Ii, h.i.Mi, ,, /....inviiic 










Hihon, Tl,..„,„. 


- I'. ., 1,, 1, ,n . , /i,,n.iillr 


Farmer 


Hihon, J ( 


> i- ' S . ,, .i,nn; ,.rn„.I.... 


Farmer. 



DELAWARE TOWNSHIP. 



L and Oraia Dealer, 



cky.. 



Filer, M. A 

Filer, George T 
Filer, J. W 



*!l84r.[lndiana Mailsville ..'Farmer. 

!,lR24!ohio Fiibjr'i SuiiiiojFarmer. 

)1831l|lndiana fiihrr'i Slili»ii Farmer and Stock Dealer. 

1,1841 ilndiana Kiibfr'i 8lilion'Farmor and Slock Dealer. 

I 18,53 N. CarolinalKiihfr'iSliliMlMerchant. 

! 1860N. Carolinajfilbft'i SulirniiFarmer. 

I|1877llndian« Ifiibfr'l 8lllioj|Phy»ioian. 



Patty, D. 
Plielps, J. 
Phelps, II 



...IK.OOdndiann 
2 182;illndiann 
7,lH2l|Maryla 



..WlH42lvir„n 
.. 4 l«2'.ini,io.. 
..: 4 lR2li'ohio.. 
..llO'l82.-JKenlu 
.. 9[182.'iilDdi«r 
..I 8[l82!l,aerma 



ipt. and Treat, of N. and New Brit 
Ion Turnpike Co., and Farmer 



I'iibpr'g SulioD Farmer. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



Barker, A. L 


'^^^1'"^ 


jWesI.eld., 


ll.,.(r. .f f,,rri.c... Spimp »,,,:„., ; IV.c.l 
R'piitinp, r.l.lini, lid lining 1 Kprriill). 


Benson, Julius L 


..,!IR49N. Carolin»|Weslfield.. 






13 1864 Indiana.... 


Carmel 




Brown. 0. 11 








Coffin, B. F 


...ISCtHlhio 


Carmel 


Physician. 




...,18r,.-, Indiana.... 


'Carnicl 


Karmerand Justice of the Peace. 


Chance, Isaac 


2;U84.nndiana..., 


1^''""'' 


Ag't for llamillon Co. Farmer.' Ins. 
Association, and Farmer. 








?armer and Proprlelor of Thrasher. 


Cloud, John 11 


I'l !"",•, Iti'linnn,... 


Weslfield.. 


='armer and Dealer in Lumber. 










Copeland. .I„.i, : 




WesI field.. 
Weslfield.. 


Farmer. 


Davis, J. W 

Estes, Lewis A . 


i'-'' ' '""" 


Physician and Surgeon 


,, i„,,4ii„.„j,;;i;,; 


w;;;fiH;i:: 


Teacher. 


Edwards, John D 


3.5 1834, Imliana.... 




Farmer. 


Ourley, C. C 


9 ISWi.N. Carolina 


Weslfield.. 




BflbMi.sl.ri.il. J.,tl>.n 


...;18r,r,jVirginia.... 


Weslfield.. 


UmIpi in Pn l.VnJ,. fl„lbine. B™ll iiid Sbn-l 


Hunt, Calvin 




Weslfield.. 


Farmer. 


Ilodgin. Ilrnrv II 


:-■-■ ^■ 1 ,ir,ilina 


Weslfield.. 


Farmer and County Commissioner. 


Hum, Cyrus A 




Nolilesville 






- 1 \ 1 ,.r,.linn 


Weslfield... 


Farmer and Slock Raiser. 


Horlon,Iluher 




Weslfield... 


Farmer. 


llialt, Calvin M... 


CISMI In, liana... 


Weslfield... 




llershley, B. F.... 


..!l»r,4'IVnn 


Weslfield... 


hirmer. 










Johns, L.J 


...I8r,l,TennoBsee.. 


Weslfield... 


•arnier. 


Johnson.Thoodnre 


l9IRr,Rln<liana.... 


Jollielville. 




Johns, llenrv 


19IS:>Kenlncky.. 


Jollielville. 


-armer. 


Lindley, Tho, .1 




Weslfield... 


r-nrmer. 


Moore, John 1,.. 


.. IS,'-,.; In, liana 


Weslfield... 


Teacher and Farmer. 


Newcomer, L. N. . 


.'II 1842 Indiana 

1 1 


'J'""'"g 


Kiim-r jnd Br^Jrr „l Kin. Bulibir. iid ?«■ 
hiMm U<,«i. ind Finq rngllr; " Pr'i. 
Km!,, Run 11. R." 








Physician and Surgeon. 










Hoberls, Charles.. 


llM8.'.3;illiio 


Weslfield... 


'armer and Slock Raiser. 


Rohbins, Joel. 








liosenbercer, A 





Weslfield... 


•rofessorof Union High School. 






Fjiglclown.. 


.■rnalee. Farmer and Scock Dealer. 


Saunders, .lam, - 


■'. I--.. I,,.|. .,,n. ... 


Weslfield... 


■...ljSur.,,.rMdl'r.p>.flfMl6Md,S.mrr. 








farmer and Carpenter. 


Semans, JohnL... 


..,l84iVOhlo 

, 1 


Weslfield... 


Proprietor of Weslfield Flouring 

Mill and Woolen Factory. 
«,H.i.ill».C...lTOIdMlWll»tl,,. 


Semans, L. B 


.. 1846N. Carolina 


Weslfield...; 










TomlinBon,L. «... 


yil8371ndiana 


Weslfield... 


laiser of Fine Slock and Farmer. 


Tomlinson, Millon 


24 1S37'N. Carolina 


Weslfield... 




Thisllewait.Edw'd 


..|18,-,S Indiana 


>heridao... 


'armer and Slock Raiser. 


Thomlinson, Noah 




Weslfield... 




Vance, W. C 

Wainscotl. LoTe.. 


..1842'lndi8na 

..'lS74Ldiana 


Eaglelown.. 
I,„mon. 


)ealer in Dry Goods, Clothing, Qro- 

eeries and General Merehandise 
niacksmlth. 



Wftinecolt, LoTe. .... IST^'l 

"•""•or, J. E 21 1871'] 

Wheeler, W. V 1832 I 

Williams, Phil. P.|...| |. 



BUSINESS DIRECTOKIEfc 



Name. 


WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP. 

1 ll NATtMrv. 1'. (1. SdJm.J Ui-slSMs. 


An.l.wou, 1! 

AniltTMn, A 

Allen, Uobcrl 

Allen, W. 11 

Uciir.l, C 

Coy, .lolin 

rmi.lcn. 11 A 


".'.'lH.',M',i,l !i,',i'. , Siri.wlow„.'KilrM!cr'and Mcrclmnl, Dealer in 
, j : (leiiornl Mcrclinn.lise. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP- r'o^'m.K,;. 



nU Grist Mill. 



FALL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 



Kiinpp, M 

Kline A. K 

Lcc, Mn<liRon.., 
Lynch, M. A..., 
Lcniiiing, Jolin. 



Newhy, Jospj'li., 
Ncwhy, Jolin.... 

Peck, .1.0 

Ouenr, J. F 






,:!a;::;1;::;:::If, 

,. IVrkinfuJIIc. 



ki-Trustco. ' 
Curriftgo Mahflr. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 



Cnrson, James T 

Cook, W. W 

Cnrgoii, Amoa... 
ClilTorJ, L. 0.... 
Ci-eeV. T, W 



ore, E. A.. 



Ilimler, T. H 

llcrBliinnn,Cli03.. 
Ilintt, CliiM 



...'Dcmilig.. 



. All»rnfT al In, Eiilrnd Jjm 



nii .Slock Desler. 



I VrJinDci, TiilU, Oill, III. 



y, nooks. 



Tucker, A. 11.... 
Thompson, JftS.? 
Taylor, Joseph.. 
Tucker, Ellas W 

Unger, Jacob.... 
Warford, F. M... 
Walton, A. O.... 



lR;i(,;N. Carolina.ShioWille... 

18l2|lnJinna Arcadia.. 

187C Indiana lArcadia.. 

I8GC|Qermany....lArcadia.. 

18C6lndiana ICicero.... 

1868l'enn IShielTille 



Dealer in Furniture and Lum 
Proprietor Saw Mill. 

l^hysioian ami Surgeon. 
. PuliT in Prr liraili. Ornffmi. jlt. 1 
I ■ buTB All kinrii of Lumber. 



Cunningham 

Crook. J 

Cannaday, < 
Cropper, S., 
Canada, .1. I 
Creekmnre, 
Edwards, (.'. 
Fausel, ,S. .< 
Fnuset, l!„l.< 



Humbles. 
Helms, Si 
llumliles. 
Helms. W 

lluir, .loh't 



li l.r . v,i , r„ri,i(-r and Nolary rubllc. 
iisb.rs Midon Kiirmcr and Stock Dealer. 
l]larksTillc.j Farmer. 
Noblcstille.Clerk and Farmer. 



>ille Ulncksmlth. 



Murray, Chas. E..i...'1868ilndil 

Moon, J \w' I 

Mclvay, K lll,lS27;lndi. 

Manship, OeorgB..i28,18.17,lndi( 

Moon, W 12.-, 1875 Ohio 

Neill, David :2;tl868|lndit 

Ogle, M. E !l218.MiIndir 

I'atlerson, S. Ji...j O18'i2 0hio 
Patterson, F, E....i 6:l«r,4;indii 

Whctsol. E. J i.WlR47(lndii 

Wright, M l2(i;18J7|lndii 



..LVoblcsrille.' 
.. NoblesTillc. 



,l ForlTillo ... Fan 



WAYNE TOWNSHIP. 



Darnhizor, 0. 

Dooth, aeo 

Castor, S. B.... 
Castor, W. H.. 
DuDois, C. M.. 
Edwards, E. ... 
Fisher, Jm.o, 



Layto'n.'w.'M. ■.■.;;,!. 
■McDonald, Thos....j: 
Montgomery, S. C.;'. 

Mallory, C. F \i 

Mallery, C. II V 



.John 
.\nally, J. T. . 



Sohl, A. J 

Shoemaker, A 

Stephenson, C. S.. 
Sccarcc, Fleming.. 

Stephen, 0. F 

Stevenson, Saml.. 

Teeters, S. 8 

Vanbuskerk.G. W 
Whiteaoll, P. P. .. 

Wright, W F 

Woddell, J. C 

Wiseman, J. E 

Wolfgang, E 



lo'18-ll;ln.lian 

2.Vl82J.Virgin 

2ai83C,]Kcnln 

2ilMr) Indian 

32.1SM New J 

24 1830Penn.. 

II 187nindi«n 

...Il8r>0 0hio.. 

25| 1850 Indian 

I827Indian 

18421ndian 

ISoIPenn.. 



Iina 




FnrMM.rand Dealer in Horael, 


., . , !'n!!.r'and Teacher. 






> ,i.,,illo. Fanner and Teacher. 




nd. Clark-^ville. Dealer in Lumber. 


NobloBvillo.lFarmor. 




a:V.;;lkoblesv!lle. Farn,er and Slock B.i.er. 


a. ■ N„l,lesville.!Farmer. 






' ''"ville'iFan"" 


, N,,i,ic.v,lle.;Dc,.ler in Walnut Lumber. 




" iNoblesviiie.'Fanuer and Dealer in Grain. 


a:.V.:!Nobles.illo.|Far™er. 


a. ...iNoblesville. Farmer. 


cky...'Noblcsville. Farmer. 
«.'..;N'oblesvillo.!Farmer. 




Farmer. 


" 


Noblesvillc 
Noblesville 


F.irmer. 




aarksville. 


Physician and Surgeon. 




■ishersb'rg 




a ... 


<oblosvillo. 










iNoblesvillo. 


Farmer. 




Farmer.